Bristol Airport has launched its new Local Community Fund and Diamond Fund, both now open for applications.

They are designed to provide assistance to projects and community groups most affected by the airport's activities.

Bristol Airport pledges to contribute annually £100,000 to the Community Fund and £50,000 to the Diamond Fund.

A management committee, consisting of representatives from the airport, North Somerset Council, and an independent chair, will meet quarterly to manage these funds.

The Community Fund will be used to invest in local projects that support both the local community and the environment.

Aimed at reducing environmental impacts from the airport's operations, the fund will provide benefits to communities that are adjacent to the airport.

The fund has set criteria for sound mitigation, transport upgrades, and biodiversity initiatives.

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The Diamond Fund, on the other hand, is aimed at supporting smaller projects in towns and villages near the airport that do not satisfy the criteria for the Community Fund 2024.

Last year, the Bristol Airport's Community Fund contributed a record £220,000 to local projects.

Since 2012, Bristol Airport has donated over £1.6 million to various local projects.

In total, 62 projects received grants ranging between £500 and £15,000 from the Community Fund in 2023.

Further details on the Community Fund and Diamond Fund are available on the Bristol Airport website.