Airport commits £50,000 for Community Trust Fund in 2011
Published: 17 February 2011
London Luton Airport has committed to a further £50,000 for its Community Trust Fund in 2011. Established in 2009, the fund was set up to provide support for local community initiatives that positively contribute towards the aims and objectives of the Airport’s Community Engagement Strategy.
This year’s fund is open to applications from groups in Luton, Stevenage, Central Bedfordshire, North Hertfordshire, Aylesbury Vale and St Albans district - which includes Harpenden. The fund is independently administered by Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and grants are awarded by its Grants Panel.
In 2010 the Grants Panel made 32 awards supporting local projects across the region, helping to transform lives locally and deliver social, environmental and economic progress in the community.
Team Luton Swimming Club was one of the groups that received funding in 2010. Gary Jesson, from the club said ‘Team Luton was delighted to receive a grant from the London Luton Airport Community Trust Fund. The grant greatly assisted the newly formed swimming Club in completing a number of merger projects including a ‘fun’ launch event and it helped to subsidise the purchase of a new team shirt for all members so we could unite under one new identity from the start.’
Sian Pearce Community Relations Executive at London Luton Airport said ‘We would like to thank the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation for ensuring the fund made such a positive impact in 2010. We hope it will continue to provide important help to local community groups in 2011, and to this end, we have committed a further £50,000 to fund a range of projects.’
For further details on the new fund, visit the Airport’s community website at www.londonlutoninthecommunity.com/Communitytrustfund/
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Notes to Editors
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried almost 9 million passengers in 2010. The Airport employs over 500 staff, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Arann, EL AL, Blue Air and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 90 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
The airport is operated and developed by a consortium of which Abertis Infraestructuras, a leading European infrastructure provider, is a 90 per cent majority shareholder and Aena Internacional, the international business arm of Aena - the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, is a 10 per cent shareholder.