London City Airport Community Fund awards £41.5k funding to local groups to support East London’s recovery

posted on 11th October 2022 by Eddie Saunders
London City Airport Community Fund awards £41.5k funding to local groups to support East London’s recovery

London City Airport has announced the successful applicants to the latest round of grants in 2022 from the airport’s £75,000 Community Fund.

In total, £41,580 of funding has been awarded to 15 local groups and community organisations covering six East London boroughs including Newham, Hackney, Lewisham, City of London, Tower Hamlets and Barking and Dagenham.

Each successful applicant will receive grants of up to £3,000 to enable significant and positive change in their local communities.

Successful grantees that have secured funding in this latest round include Newham All Star Sports Academy, who are working with young girls in Newham and neighbouring boroughs to support with mental health and wellbeing through sport, plus Blind in Business, based in the City of London who work with surrounding East London Boroughs to support blind beneficiaries by raising aspirations and getting them into employment.

Jago Streete-Campbell, Director of Basketball Operations at Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) said: “We are thrilled to be successful in receiving funding for our project. The London City Airport Community Fund grant is going to make a significant impact to the young people from disadvantaged communities.

“This grant will give us the opportunity to provide more accessible sessions in the community for boys and girls ages 11-15, as well as volunteer opportunities for young adults ages 16-24.”

Commenting on the award, Dan Mitchell – Director of Blind in Business said: “Blind in Business welcomes the kind donation from London City Airport to train blind children in career planning, giving them confidence to think of their future careers.”

Each organisation has been awarded a grant of up to £3,000 in line with the Community Fund’s aims to build stronger, safer, healthier communities, create pathways to employment, engender more sustainable, greener communities and raise the aspirations of East Londoners.