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Applications Open For £50k Charity Challenge

03 Jul 2012

Charity and community groups within a 40 mile radius of London Stansted Airport are being urged to get their applications in as soon as possible for a £50,000 grant that’s been released by the Stansted Airport Community Fund, part of the BAA Communities Trust.  

The headline objective for the independent judging panel assessing applications is to ‘help make a community dream come true’.   

Projects must be linked to education, youth development, environment, employment or skills development.  Successful bids in recent years include a village community project to transform grazing land into sporting and recreational facilities; and a youth scheme giving career advice and vital support to help youngsters get onto career ladders.

Representing the airport will be Stansted’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Marcella, M’Rabety, who said:

“This £50,000 grant will be a fantastic cash injection for the lucky charity or community group successful in the bid process.  

“Applications have been open for a few weeks now and I want to ensure that as many community groups as possible have the opportunity to submit their bids before the deadline at the beginning of August.

“Whilst I sit on the panel, part of my role is to help manage the applications, so I am more than happy for organisations to get in touch if they want some guidance on the criteria for applying.”

The closing date for applications is 3rd August 2012.  

Email stn_communityrelations@baa.com for further information and to request an application form.  

Application forms can also be downloaded from www.stanstedairport.com/community

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