Our local community
Southampton Airport is committed to minimising the impact that airport operations has on its neighbours, and to run the airport responsibly. We interact with our local community in a number of ways:
The Southampton Airport Community Fund invests in community projects and initiatives in the local area. The panel can award grants of up to £5,000 for individual projects benefiting our local community. The funds come from The Communities Trust, a charity established over ten years ago, registered charity number: 1058617. Bids for larger amounts, if supported by the local panel, can be presented with a recommendation to the Communities Trust. Find out more about The Communities Trust and see some of the projects we have supported and how you can apply.
In 2012 the Southampton Airport Community Fund received two grants of £50,000 to allocate to significant community projects. Dubbed the ‘Big Idea’ the projects chosen have created excellent new resources for the community. A third Big Idea project will be chosen in 2013. See the Big Idea projects.
Southampton Airport’s strategic partnership with Bitterne Park School, includes providing work experience placements, working with students studying travel & tourism to develop case studies, joint fundraising and much more. The airport also provides a School Governor.
In 2012 we began working with students at City College and Solent University undertaking media and filming courses, the results of which can be seen on our YouTube channel. Find out more about our work with local schools and universities.
Throughout the year we work with community groups who visit the terminal to undertake fundraising activity, entertain passengers, raise awareness of projects, or conduct market research. Anyone wishing to undertake such activity should contact us.