Holyport Fair receives cash boost from Heathrow Community Fund

June 14, 2017

Holyport Fair has received a £699 grant from Heathrow Community Fund under the ‘Communities Together’ grants programme.

Chair of Holyport Fair, Maz Coppinger said: “The generator is essential to the running of the fair, and we have previously begged or borrowed one. This year we were unable to do that, so paying to hire or buy one would have affected the profit from the fair, all of which gets passed on to our charities. The new generator will set us up for the future and we are very grateful.”

Heathrow Community Fund is part of an independent grant-making charity set up by Heathrow’s owners to support and strengthen local communities close to the airport. In the past two years it has donated more than £1 million through three grant programmes, funding projects which support young people, help protect the environment and support active local communities. Funds come from an annual donation from the airport, fines imposed on aircraft that breach noise limits, Heathrow colleagues who raise funds for us, and John Lewis. The fund also supports and encourages Heathrow staff to volunteer and support the local communities where they live.

More information about the fund and how to apply for grants is available on the website