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About the Fund

Funding for communities near Heathrow

Trustees and panel members live and work locally and are supported by the Trust Director and a team at Groundwork, who draw on their local knowledge and experience to help you submit a strong bid showing the full value of your work. To inform our funding priorities we carry out an annual survey of community groups in the region.

Needs Analysis Survey 2017 (136KB PDF)


  • Andy Kerswill – Chairman (from April 2017); Retired, former British Airways
  • Bobby Basra - Independent, Regional Partnership Director BT
  • Richard de Belder – lawyer, partner in Dentons UKMEA LLP
  • Jason Holmes - Head of Strategic Operations Planning, Heathrow
  • Carol Hui – Chief of Staff, Heathrow
  • Chris Johnston -Senior Manager, Finance, Heathrow
  • Alison Moore – Hillingdon-based head teacher and education specialist
  • Michael Murphy – Environmental Coordinator, Heathrow

Communities Together panel

  • Charmian Ali – Ealing
  • Jamela Khan – Ealing/ Hillingdon
  • Mindu Baines – Hounslow
  • David Scott – Hounslow
  • Neil Fyfe – Hillingdon
  • Gill Warner – Runnymede
  • Dolsie Clarke - Runnymede
  • Margaret Roberts – Runnymede
  • James Swindlehurst – Slough
  • Wendy Matthews – South Bucks
  • Angela Kidner – Richmond
  • Richard Lambert – Heathrow Airport
  • Roger Neild - Independent, retired police officer
  • Lyn Brownlie – John Lewis
  • Alison Moore – Board member, schools, Hillingdon


  • Beccy Bowden, Trust Director
  • Kate Birch, Heathrow Grants Manager, Groundwork South*
  • Jessica Green, Heathrow Grants Officer, Groundwork South
  • Fiona Brewer, Project Officer, Groundwork South
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Inspiring Youth event, November 2014

We have three routes to funding:

  • Communities for Youth: grants for projects working with young people
  • Communities for Tomorrow: for projects focussed on the environment and sustainability
  • Communities Together: our small grants programme supports projects that will bring communities together
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