supporting the local community for a better tomorrow.
Our surrounding communities are important to us. We want everybody to be able to enjoy the variety of local parks and communal facilities and services as they were intended - to be of benefit and bring enjoyment to local people.
This is why we offer all employees the opportunity to take paid time off to volunteer for activities that helps to maintain and improve these areas.
Many of these events are organised by Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP), a charity which we are proud to be founding members of, which supports businesses in the region to connect with voluntary organisations, charities, local authorities and education providers, for the benefit of their communities.
Farnborough Airport plays an active role in funding the development of local facilities. Over the last decade it has resulted in more than £700k in grants to enhance community areas.
Through the Farnborough Airport Community Environmental Fund, charitable organisations and community groups within a three-mile radius of the Airport are eligible to apply for a grant to improve an outdoor community facility.
Over the years, this has resulted in the creation, development and restoration of all number of projects for school playgrounds, local parks and nature reserves, grassroots sports teams and other community projects.
Applications for grants can be made on the Rushmoor Borough Council website.
Recognising the range of social issues that the recent pandemic has exacerbated, with social isolation and mental health being examples, we support and work alongside CMPP and other charities to empower the lives of the affected within the region through a fundraising and volunteering programme.
In the past, employment has often been the yardstick in which to measure poverty. Yet we are aware that within pockets of the community, a growing number of working families are having to turn to foodbanks due to the increased cost of living.
We strive to be a considerate and responsive local business, through a range of charity support designed to support the vulnerable within the community.