Due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, all new Community Trust Fund enquiries are currently not being processed. You can still follow the steps below to register your interest, but new application forms will not be issued, nor will your enquiry be acknowledged, until the end of November 2020 at the earliest. Your patience is appreciated.
The Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund makes grants of up to £3,000 to community groups in areas most affected by the Airport’s operations. Each year we invest in excess of £80,000 in the Trust Fund, to which we add any charges made to airlines which breach our night noise regulations
To find out if your group may be eligible, follow these steps:
First, click here for a list of postcodes within the Trust Fund’s Area of Benefit.
If the address from where your project operates is on this list, you may be eligible. If not, then we are sorry, but your project is not eligible.
Next, take a look at the following questions:
1) Does your organisation have a Constitution or set of rules?
Why this is important: The Trustees will need to understand your organisation’s Aims and Objectives.
2) Does your organisation produce annual accounts?
Why this is important: The Trustees need to understand how sustainable your organisation is. Even if it is a small project or a new group, you must be able to provide even a basic Income and Expenditure Account.
3) Is your organisation locally managed and operated?
Why this is important: The Trustees will not make awards to organisations which operate nationally or internationally, even where an individual programme is delivered within the Area of Benefit.
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions, your project may be eligible.
Next, take a look at the Community Trust Guidelines which will explain how the Trust Fund operates and how to apply. You are strongly advised to do this as it may save wasting your time and ours if what you are requesting is not eligible under the Trust Fund criteria.
Finally, having read the guidelines, if you believe your project is eligible you can request an application pack by e-mailing the Trust Fund Secretary at:
Your e-mail must include:
- The name of your project or organisation
- The address and postcode from where the project operates
- A brief outline of what your project is about
- What you are applying for funding for - you must be specific here; 'to fund our project to reduce social isolation..' is not sufficient. We need to know exactly what you would spend the money on
You are also advised to read our Privacy Notice here.
THE NEXT AVAILABLE ROUND OF AWARDS WILL BE MADE IN OCTOBER 2020 AND THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WILL BE FRIDAY 28th AUGUST 2020.