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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.
The Trustees award grants of a maximum of £3,000. The application form will refresh periodically; to avoid lost data, please ensure you save your work as draft at least every ten minutes.
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.
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 Review 2016/2017.
The Community Trust Fund award grants to a maximum of £3,000. To be successful a group MUST:
Before applying please read our online process guidelines and you might like to read our Frequently Asked Questions document. 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.
|Meeting Dates||Application submission deadline|
|9th July 2018||17:00 hrs on 25th May 2018|
|15th October 2018||17:00 hrs on 24th August 2018|
|14th January 2019||17:00 hrs on 23rd November 2018|
|8th April 2019||17:00 hrs 22nd February 2019|