Gatwick Foundation Fund

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The Gatwick Foundation Fund was established in 2016 by Gatwick Airport. Gatwick Airport teamed up with Community Foundations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to launch the Gatwick Foundation Fund which oversees £300,000 worth of annual grants for worthy causes across the region. The donations are divided equally between the Community Foundations in Surrey, Kent and Sussex to make awards to non-profit organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations which play an important role in the local community.

Grants awarded may include, but will not be exclusive to, the following areas:

  • Employment, training and skills – helping people to gain confidence and raise aspirations through training and development of new skills
  • Families – supporting families and children in need and projects which combat social isolation and disadvantage
  • Widening horizons/providing opportunities – supporting projects that enable young people to have opportunities that they would not otherwise have and to help them to widen their horizons and aspirations
  • Elderly people – improving access to facilities and reducing isolation for the older generation.

The Gatwick Foundation Fund awarded its first grants in November 

Bletchingley Skills Centre- staff costs £6,500.00
Delight – New premises costs £1,500.00
Freewheelers Theatre and Media Ltd – Thursday morning Ashtead Dance Workshop £1,728.27
Leatherhead Youth Project Ltd- social action project £4,170.00
Prospero Theatre- Mind Fit and Creative £10,000.00
Sight for Surrey – Stepping Stones to Employment £2,100.00
Surrey Care Trust- Mentoring programme £10,695.00
The Autism Allstars Foundation UK-autism-friendly cinema screenings £2,275.00
Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead:  Supported Volunteering Project £8,949.00
YMCA East Surrey – Heads Together Mental Health Project £5,000.00

If you have a project we could help, complete an Expression of Interest today.


Apply for funding

Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.

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