Gatwick Foundation Fund
The Gatwick Foundation Fund is a collaboration between the Community Foundations in Sussex, Surrey and Kent, who will oversee £300,000 of annual grants to worthy causes across the region.
What does the Gatwick Foundation Fund do?
Funding from the Gatwick Foundation Fund is equally divided between Sussex, Surrey and Kent and money will be awarded to charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations that play an important role in the local community.
Grants may be used to fund existing services and facilities or new initiatives. Examples of the type of projects and causes that grants will be awarded for, are:
- Employment, training and skills - helping people to gain confidence through training and development of new skills.
- Families - supporting families and children in need and projects which combat social isolation and disadvantage.
- 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.
Gatwick employees also have the opportunity to support the Gatwick Foundation Fund by volunteering their time or skills to projects and causes that are close to their hearts.
Case study: The Posh Club
The Posh Club is a social and performance club for older people who are experiencing, or at risk of social isolation. Each event is styled as a tongue-in-cheek 'posh' 1940’s afternoon tea with three live performances, volunteer waiters in black tie, vintage crockery and an in-house pianist. It is a glamorous event, held in the heart of the community and emphasises dressing up, regular access to live performance, improved mental and physical activity, social connectivity and intergenerational volunteering.
“The Posh Club was thrilled to receive a grant from the Gatwick Foundation Fund, which will ensure it can continue its work and strengthen its impact on older peoples’ lives into the future.” Emmy Minton, Fundraising and Development Manager.
How can I apply for a grant?
Applications for grants are managed by the individual Community Foundations: