The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund is a registered charity and was established to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in our local community. The Trustees award grants of a maximum of £3,000.
Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Fund; any fines levied at aircraft that have breached our stringent noise limits are also paid in to the Fund. These funds are then used to support neighbourhood and community projects throughout the area.
This covers an approximate 10-mile radius of the Airport, concentrating on the areas most exposed to aircraft noise - see a map showing the eligible zone.
How it works
Applications are considered four times a year by a board of Trustees from Manchester Airport and the local authorities of Stockport, Trafford, Manchester, Tameside, Cheshire East and Cheshire West Council. This means that with great local insight and expertise, the Trustees evaluate applications using their knowledge to ensure the greatest possible benefit goes to the community. For more information please see the Community Trust Fund Annual Report and the Community Relations Annual Review.
The Community Trust Fund award grants to a maximum of £3,000. To be successful a group MUST:
- Carry out positive work in the community and be of charitable nature and be ‘Not for Profit’ status.
- Be Community, Socially or Environmentally focused
- Based within the area of benefit
The Project should offer / be:
- Improve, enhance, protect and conserve the natural and built environment; or offer heritage conservation;
- or promote or advance social welfare;
- or provide better appreciation of the natural and urban environment;
- or create a safe habitat for flora and fauna.
- Demonstrate lasting benefit to the community.
- Benefit all members of the community regardless of race, gender or religion.
- Be from an established group or charity able to demonstrate clear banking or financial records, and not an individual or commercial organisation working for profit.
Before applying please read our online process guidelines. Projects must be for the benefit of the whole community, or a substantial section of it, and not groups of an exclusive nature.
See where UK Community Grants have been awarded grants since 1997.