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£50,000 Up For Grabs In Stansted Airport’s Latest Charity Challenge

18 Aug 2011

Community groups neighbouring Stansted Airport are again being given the chance to take a shot at winning £50,000 worth of funding.

For a second year running, the Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust, has pledged to donate the staggering sum to a charity or community group involved in projects linked to education, the environment and employment.

Marcella M’Rabety, Fund member and Stansted Airport’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, said:

"We are all aware these are very difficult economic times so we’re absolutely delighted to be able to offer this huge sum once again for the Fund’s Charity Challenge. The last initiative was a resounding success, through which we were able to give a vital boost to the Hatfield Broad Oak Village Green Project.”

“The Challenge has only been running a few days but applications are already streaming in. We’re particularly looking for local projects linked to education, the environment and employment – areas for which local people tell us they most value Fund support.”

The Stansted Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust, is a registered grant-making charity that’s backed by an annual donation from BAA. The independently run Fund provides much-needed support to projects in the communities within a 40 mile radius of the airport.

Closing date for applications is September 2. A panel of local judges will then select the winner from the shortlisted bids.

To download an application form visit www.stanstedairport.com/community and click on the Community Matters page. For further information about the Charity Challenge, email stanstedpublicaffairs@baa.com.

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