Belfast City Airport Community Fund reaches £300k

The Community Fund, which identifies and supports projects that promote community, social, educational and environmental initiatives, has now provided more than £300,000 of financial support to local community projects.











2016 marked a monumental year for the initiative which has now invested more than £300,000 into local community projects since its development.

Michelle Hatfield, Director of HR and Corporate Responsibility said:

“We launched the Community Fund in 2009 officially with the aim of complementing our already significant commitment to the local community.

“The Community Fund identifies and supports projects which promote community, social, educational and environmental initiatives.

“We have worked with so many worthwhile projects over the past few years, supporting groups such as Age NI, Autism NI, NI Forest Association, Bangor International Choral Festival, Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock, JTInspires, The Meningitis Research Foundation, Cinemagic and so many more.

“It is important that through this outlet, we can support initiatives that can influence, educate and encourage people from all backgrounds across our city.

“The Community Fund has played an important role in helping the airport to integrate and assist with local projects, alongside our other initiatives including the Adopted Schools programme, the High Flyers apprenticeship scheme and other environmental projects.

“I am delighted that we have reached this impressive milestone, and look forward to supporting more projects in 2017 and beyond.”

The Community Fund committee, which comprises of staff from across the organisation, meets to discuss funding several times per year. Deadlines for applications are 15th February, 15th June and 15th October.

For more information on how your group or project could benefit from the Belfast City Airport Community Fund, please visit or contact

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