London City Airport has announced the successful applicants for the second tranche of funding from the airport’s £75,000 Community Fund.
The airport has awarded £36,023 of funding to 13 charities and not-for-profit organisations covering six East London boroughs including Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Bexley, Waltham Forest, and Redbridge. Each successful applicant will receive a grant of up to £3,000 to build stronger, safer, and healthier communities, and raise aspirations of East Londoners.
Local groups that have secured funding include Salaam Peace, an organisation dedicated to delivering sports and education programmes across East London which attracts 1250 people per week, in addition to Island House Community Centre, a charity providing education and digital skills training to improve the confidence and employability of disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
The announcement follows the airport’s first tranche of community funding last December, which included a donation of £50,000 to local foodbanks to help support communities with the cost-of-living crisis. Since launching the fund in May 2019, the Community Fund has awarded over £400,000 to 120+ charities and not-for-profit organisations to date.
Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “Just as we did during the pandemic, we’re using the Community Fund to benefit local community initiatives that need it most. We hope these grants will make a noticeable difference to local organisations that are vital for the prosperity of East London.”