Established in 2009, the fund was set up to provide support for local community initiatives that positively contribute towards the aims and objectives of the airport’s Community Engagement Strategy.
This year’s fund is open to applications from groups in areas including Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Aylesbury Vale. The fund is independently administered by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and grants are awarded by its Grants Panel which undertakes monitoring and evaluation to ensure the grants deliver significant impact in the social, environmental and economic life of the community.
Last year the Community Trust Fund made a total 31 grants to local charities and community groups. A total of £180,000 has been distributed to 134 groups since 2009.
For further details on the new fund, visit the Airport’s community website at www.london-lutoninthecommunity.co.uk/communitytrustfund/