The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. As part of Heathrow’s commitment to youth social action, we became a diamond jubilee sponsor of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in 2016. In addition to fundraising, Heathrow continues to work with local communities to identify volunteering opportunities which our colleagues can support. More information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award can be found here.
Heathrow Communities Trust
The Heathrow Community Trust administers grants to charities and community groups in the immediate environs of Heathrow Airport. It is funded from four sources – an annual donation from Heathrow Airport Ltd, donations from other companies located on the airport site such as John Lewis, staff fundraising, and fines made to the airlines for exceeding noise limits. More than £528,000 was awarded in grants in 2016. Grant funding is available for community projects covering Communities for Youth (youth skills, aspiration and employability); Communities for Tomorrow (projects that help protect the local environment, provide community green spaces or increase community awareness of the environment); Communities Together (smaller community focussed projects to reach isolated elements of the community); and HAPi – Heathrow Active People in the community a funding scheme enabling Heathrow staff to support community activities that they also give time to – from PTAs, to Scouts, to sports teams. More information can be found here.