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Bill Kidd encourages local groups to get in on FlightPath funding

Bill Kidd is encouraging local charities and community groups to apply for a Glasgow Airport FlightPath Fund grant as thousands of pounds worth of funding is still available from the BAA Communities Trust.

The BAA Communities Trust, which is the airport owner's grant making charity, is an independent Trust. Funded by annual donations from BAA, it supports community projects near its airports – Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stansted, Heathrow and Southampton.
The Trust has pledged to donate the staggering amount to a charity or community group for a project in the field of education, the environment and/or economic regeneration/employment.

Since the Fund’s establishment in 2010, it has awarded in excess of £400,000 to more than 150 community groups and charities.
Mr Kidd said: "The challenge fund is a great initiative, especially in today's current economic climate. This is a great opportunity for a local groups to secure the financial support they need to get community projects off the ground which we can all benefit from in Glasgow Anniesland.

"If you or someone you know is part of a community or local charitable group with a project linked to education, the environment and employment, please spread the word of this fantastic funding opportunity."

If you are a local charity or community group seeking funding and you tick all the boxes below then why not apply? The final date on which the FlightPath committee meets ton consider funding applications in 2013 is 1 November and all applications must be received three weeks prior to this meeting date.

Your project should:
• Create a significant and sustainable benefit to the community
• Target one or more of the following areas: education; environment; economic regeneration/employment
• Benefit a significant number of people
• Provide clear evidence that the project will fulfil a local need
• Provide clear evidence of the financial viability of the project.

If you would like more information about the Challenge Fund or to apply for funding from the FlightPath Fund then here's how:

• Online at www.glasgowairport.com/community
• Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Write to FlightPath, Glasgow Airport, St Andrew's Drive, Paisley, PA3 2SW

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