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LJLA launches community fund to help local good causes

Liverpool John Lennon Airport has today launched the Liverpool Airport Community Fund, which has been created by the airport to further develop and enhance its commitment to both local communities and to help improve the surrounding environment.

Each year funds will be set aside to support projects that meet certain criteria to bring a range of benefits for local communities including, enhancing the local environment, educational projects, community improvement projects and various sustainability initiatives.

Local groups or organisations will be able to apply for grants up to a maximum of £3,000, with applications then considered by a Community Fund Management Group, which will include representation by local community representatives.

The Management Group will meet twice a year to evaluate each application carefully and use their local knowledge and expertise to ensure that the fund is used to deliver the greatest possible sustainable benefit to the local community.

Grants will be prioritised for projects that benefit communities in Eastham, Garston, Hale, Halebank, Ditton, Halewood, Hunts Cross, Runcorn and Speke.

Carol Dutton, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s HR & Community Director commented, “This is the first time that we have introduced such a fund that will hopefully help to make a difference for some local good causes and if successful, we hope to grow the scheme bringing wider benefits in the future.

“We know that so much goes on locally by community groups and volunteers perhaps helping friends and neighbours of all ages who may be less fortunate and creating environments for local communities to enjoy.

“We’ll be delighted if we can help such groups by providing some much needed financial support to help them continue the fantastic work they do.”

Relevant local community groups and organisations are invited to apply for this financial support by filling in our application form which can be found on our website: www.liverpoolairport.com/community-fund

The first committee meeting will be held in mid-March and the last date for submissions is Wednesday 6th March 2024.

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