Edinburgh Airport is seeking applications to be its new charity partner for the period 2024 to 2025.

Since the start of 2022 the airport has been collaborating with West Lothian based charity The Larder and the two-year partnership will finish at the end of this year.

Previous charity partners include Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH); The Yard; and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

For the upcoming partnership, and as part of its commitment to supporting local communities, the airport will accept applications from Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Falkirk.

Charity partners

Priority will be given to charities that support or align with the four pillars of Greater Good, the airport’s sustainability strategy:

  • Zero Carbon; charities seeking solutions to climate change and helping in our journey to net zero.
  • Enhancing Scotland; charities working to improve local biodiversity, tackle waste, or clean our water.
  • Scotland’s Best Business; charities that help people into employment, benefit mental and physical wellbeing, or support marginalised groups.
  • Trusted Neighbour; charities that foster community engagement, or support others to do the same.

The airport will also prioritise an active partner who will embrace an exchange of skills and knowledge, and collaborate on joint fundraising events and volunteering opportunities.

Applications will remain open until midnight on Friday, October 20.

Gordon Robertson, Edinburgh Airport’s chief communications and sustainability officer, said: “Our Charity Partnerships are very important to us and over the years we’ve enjoyed collaborating with partners to raise awareness of their causes while providing support through volunteering, fundraising and other joint activities.

“As applications for 2024 and 2025 open I look forward to hearing from some fantastic local charities and learning about the great work they do in their communities.

“For the last two years we’re proud to have collaborated with The Larder and supported the work it does to develop skills and confidence in young people, and we hope we can build on this partnership throughout the remainder of 2023 and ensure a lasting legacy long after the collaboration has finished.”

Since the airport’s charity partnerships have started more than £600,000 has been raised for the good causes.

The initiative has been running since 2012 and in 2018 the partnership with Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) won the ‘Best Partner Relationship’ award at the 2018 Institute of Fundraising Awards.
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