13 August

Applications open for Cardiff Airport’s community action plan: The Touchdown Programme

Cardiff Airport has recently launched a new initiative to support the local community entitled ‘The Touchdown Programme’ delivering an action plan across four key areas.

  1. Charity support - we will select a ‘Charity Of The Year’ to benefit from a number of fundraising activities across the Airport
  2. Cardiff Airport in the Community – a grant scheme with three tiered levels of funding available: Gold: £500, Silver: £250, Bronze: £100. Organisations or groups of any size across South Wales can apply for sponsorship or funding for local projects focussed on education and/or environmental impact
  3. The Learning Programme – further developing our current, hugely successful educational visit scheme for schools, extra-curricular groups and other community clubs
  4. Community Communication – ensuring we are talking to and listening to the community through a number of ways, including committees and events.

As the national Airport for Wales, serving the capital city, Cardiff Airport is committed to making a sustainable positive impact on the community underpinned by its corporate vision ‘to be a pioneering Airport business, making Wales proud.’

Applications are now being taken for Charity Support and the Cardiff Airport in the Community grant scheme. The deadline for applications is 31st August 2019.  The selection process will be completed and announced in November 2019 with the view to selecting and having partners in place by 1st January 2020.

Deb Bowen Rees, CEO at Cardiff Airport said: “We strive to make a positive contribution to our community as we understand the significance of having an airport in the region, and impact that can have on people’s lives. 

“Our community is hugely important to us. South Wales is the area where our team and many of our customers live, work and enjoy life so we want to ensure we support the region and give back in as many ways as we can.

“Through the new programme we will establish effective, sustainable partnerships and plan activities that make the best use of the energies and skills of the whole Airport team.”

For more information of the Touchdown Programme, application process and criteria please visit www.cardiff-airport.com/touchdown-programme/.