Community Matters

Farnborough Airport is a responsible member of the local community and community engagement is an important aspect and one which the Airport has committed to continue and grow.

The main areas of concentration lay within the following focus:

  • Aviation to Education
  • Environment & Well Being
  • Farnborough Airport Sporting Academy
  • Reaching into the Heart of the Community
  • Entertainment in the Community
  • Local Community Events
  • Local Charitable Work
Current projects the airport is working on include:
Predator Taekwondo

The airport has been working and supporting this taekwondo club for a number of years on both the community reach level to keep classes running and also the elite side of the club which allows members who show promise to take the sport the next level.

The 5th Yorkshire Open Championships

Rushmoor Healthy Living

The airport supports this high quality, cost effective and sustainable organisation who’s projects aim to deliver meaningful interventions which will have a fundamental impact on the quality of life of those most in need.  They focus on removing barriers and providing support to individuals which will not only alleviate short term issues but which will also encourage sustainable behavioural change and therefore longer-term impact.  Wherever possible, RHL incorporate elements into the projects which encourage peer support and facilitate the building of social relationships to create support networks and improved mental resilience.  The also facilitate and encourage dissemination of knowledge gained.

Community Matters Partnership Project

The airport is a founder member of the CMPP, when joining in 2010 it was a non-for profit organisation.  CMPP is a now a dynamic charity helping local companies to delivery Corporate Social Responsibility projects locally.

By working collectively in this way, CMPP can leverage local business support and resources to make fundamental social and economic changes to the area.

Charity of the Year:

The airport chooses a local charity to work with every 2 years.

Makaton – Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enble people to community.  It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.