Gatwick Airport Community Trust – open for funding bids

In Funding News by Nina Porter

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT), now in its 18th year, has launched its funding programme for 2019.  This is earlier than usual and coincides with the launch of its new website

Local community groups and organisations looking for funding for special projects or community facilities should make an application before next year’s deadline of Thursday 28 February 2019.  

The Trust has encouraged and supported schemes that benefit diverse sections of the local community and are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled.   Please note the geographical area of benefit of GACT includes Reigate and Redhill and areas to the south of these.  It does not cover Merstham or areas north of the M25.  Please see the GACT website for exact details.

In 2018 GACT awarded grants to 102 different projects totaling over £207,000.   The majority of grants ranged from £1,000 to £5,000.   A full list of grant awards can be viewed on

Anyone seeking funding for a local community project can get more information and application forms from