Little Chalfont Primary School Community Project Receives £779.18 cash boost From Heathrow Community Fund.
A community project set up to encourage children and parents to cycle and scoot to school has received a £779.18 grant from Heathrow Community Fund. The donation has come through a scheme specially designed to support airport staff who volunteer in their community. The project will improve the health of residents in the Little Chalfont area as well as reduce the number of cars on the roads. The organisation was awarded the donation under the Heathrow Community Fund’s Heathrow Active People Initiative (HAPi), run in partnership with Heathrow Airport. The scheme is specially designed to help Heathrow staff support voluntary groups and clubs they’re actively involved with. Colleagues can apply for grants of up to £2,500 from a total annual grant pot of £50,000. Heathrow employee Nick Platts helped organise the project and involve many members of our school community. Heathrow Community Fund is part of an independent grant making charity set up by Heathrow to support and strengthen local communities close to the airport. In the past two years it has donated more than £1 million through it’s three main grant programmes, the HAPi scheme and staff Matched Funding programme, funding projects to 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. More information about the fund and how to apply for grants is available on the website
The Key Stage One nativity performance raised an impressive £225 to be donated to charity. Our donation was well-received and the following thank you letter arrived in January.