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About the Trust

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 South, 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 2018 (757KB PDF)

Grant Making Strategy (601KB PDF)


  • Andy Kerswill – Chairman (from April 2017); Retired, former British Airways
  • Bobby Basra - Independent, Regional Partnership Director BT
  • Richard de Belder – International Laywer
  • David Cottrell - Terminal 5 Security, Heathrow
  • Carol Hui – Chief of Staff, Heathrow
  • Chris Johnston -Senior Manager, Finance, Heathrow
  • Alison Keeley - CEO LinkAble
  • Michael Murphy – Environmental Coordinator, Heathrow
  • Samina Hussain – Skills & Employment, West London Alliance
  • Darius Nasimi – young Trustee
  • Gennie Dearman, COO EDT

Grant Review Panels

Each Grant Programme has a grant Review Panel who carry out the review of applications and advise the Board of trustees on whether or not to award a grant. Each Grant Review Panel is chaired by a Trustee and consists of volunteers from Heathrow Airport Ltd and independent members of the local community. For details of membership see the link below.

Grant Review Panel


  • Beccy Bowden, Trust Director
  • Maria Hernandez-Humm, Project Officer, Groundwork South
  • Lisa Nicols, Project Administrator, Groundwork South
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Apply for a grant

Inspiring Youth event, November 2014

We have three routes to funding for external applicants:

  • Grants for Projects Young People: projects to raise aspirations, increase resilience or increase employability in children and young people up to age 25
  • Environment and Sustainability Grants: for projects focussed on the environment and sustainability
  • Communities Together: our small grants programme supports projects that will bring communities together or reach isolated members of the community

If you are an employee of Heathrow Airport Ltd we also support two funding streams that you can apply to on behalf of your chosen charity or community organization – please see our funding pages for details.

Read about the funds