Aberdeen International Airport donates more than £22,000 from Airport Community Fund

Aberdeen International Airport has donated £22,000 from its Community Fund in the last twelve months.

The Community Fund is open to groups, charities and organisations with links to education, the environment and economic regeneration.

During the last year, the airport has given a cash boost to more than 20 applicants including the 30th Aberdeen Guides, VSA and Cyrenians.

Bruce Watson, chairman of the Community Fund at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “The Aberdeen Airport Community Fund is a brilliant way for community groups to boost fundraising activities.

“We encourage groups with a focus on young people, the environment or that make a tangible and real difference in their local communities.

“We’re an important company in the Aberdeen city and shire region and are proud to back as many organisations as we can from our Community Fund.”

Funding was also given to several north-east groups including Celebrate Aberdeen and Befriend a Child.

The Community Fund committee is made up of airport staff, as well as representatives from the local authorities and government.

It meets four times a year with the next deadline for applications March 6.

Applications forms for the Community Fund can be downloaded at

www.aberdeenairport.com/about-us/community-matters/communities-trust

 

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Issued by Aberdeen International Airport.

For further information, please contact Lee McCann on 07724 701343 or lee.mccann@aiairport.com

Aberdeen International Airport

Aberdeen International Airport is the north-east of Scotland’s major transport hub and is a vital economic driver for the region, contributing more than £110 million a year to the local economy. It is the gateway to Europe’s energy capital and is Europe’s busiest commercial heliport. Aberdeen International Airport supports 3,400 jobs across the north-east of Scotland.

With 20 airlines serving 40 destinations, the airport handled 3.1 million passengers in 2018. It is nearing the completion of the largest investment programme in its history. The airport’s £20 million terminal transformation programme has resulted in a 50% increase in the size of the terminal building and with it, a comprehensive transformation of current passenger facilities.

27/01/2020

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