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We award grants through five distinct programmes. Grants range from a few hundred pounds to £25,000 per year for up to two years.

If you'd like to apply for funds, use the links below to read about each route. Find out which one fits your project, download the guidance and follow the link to fill in the application online. Also please take time to read through our Tips document.

We recommend that you view our lists of grants awarded in recent years to find out what projects we have already funded.

Tips for writing your fund bid

All funding in 2016

Communities for Youth

Improve young people’s lives by increasing their skills, raising their aspirations and breaking down their barriers to employment.

Communities for Tomorrow

Protect or enhance the natural world by considering wildlife and nature, climate change, energy and waste.

Communities Together

Help people get to know one another their neighbours, find ways to help and encourage those that may be excluded to get involved, improve community cohesion, or protect and enhance nature and the environment in your area.

Development Fund

To facilitate the best quality applications of benefit to our local communities, the HCF is piloting a new funding scheme in 2017 which will support acquisition of data on needs and/or data to support the development of future grant application.

Heathrow Active People Initiative (HAPi)

Employees of Heathrow Airport Limited are encouraged to actively volunteer for charities and community groups working in their local communities, the Trust supports this with a grant programme awarding up to £2,500 to charities for projects involving Heathrow staff volunteering. If you are a Heathrow Airport Limited employee and would like to apply for HAPi funding please contact

Matched Funding

Employees of Heathrow Airport Limited are also supported in their fundraising for charity by a Matched Fund scheme in which the Trust will match funds raised. If you are a Heathrow Airport Limited employee and would like to apply for matched funding please contact

Hillingdon Community Trust

Heathrow also supports another independently run, grant-making charity known as the Hillingdon Community Trust. The Trust provides grants to community projects in the Hillingdon wards of Botwell, Pinkwell, Townfield, Yiewsley, West Drayton and Heathrow Villages.

Funding comes from Heathrow as part of an agreement following the granting of the planning permission for Terminal 5 was that Heathrow would contribute £1 million to nearby community projects each year for 15 years. The Trust makes sure the money goes to the right organisations.

To find out more, visit

Youth projects

Inspiring Youth event, November 2014

Communities for Youth invites grant applications from organisations working on projects linked to education and economic regeneration schemes that give young people new skills and help them into employment.

Sustainability and environmental projects

Wildlife garden at Yeading Junior School

Communities for Tomorrow invites grant applications from organisations working on environmental or sustainability projects & schemes that involve recycling, tackling climate change or improving the local environment.