London City Airport supports east London’s recovery

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London City Airport Community Fund has awarded £35,000 to local groups to support east London’s recovery.

Successful applicants are the latest to benefit from the airport’s £75,000 Community Fund.

In total, £35,683 of funding has been awarded to 13 local groups and community organisations, covering seven East London boroughs, including Newham, Hackney, Lewisham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Barking & Dagenham.

Each will receive grants of up to £3,000 to enable important and positive change in their local communities.

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Successful grantees that have secured funding in this latest round include Breaking Barriers, who are working with refugees across East London boroughs, supporting them back into employment through training and development.

Also securing funding was Bags of Taste, who are based in Hackney and work with people from marginalised communities to enable them to purchase and cook healthy meals on a budget.

Matt Powell, CEO of Breaking Barriers CEO said: “At Breaking Barriers we’re so grateful to London City Airport’s Community Fund for awarding us this grant. This is an incredibly challenging time for refugee communities.

“Thanks to this grant, we will be able to reimburse the travel expenses for our clients travelling to access our support in person this year. Thank you so much from the whole Breaking Barriers community.”

Since launching in 2019, London City Airport’s Community Fund has awarded grants totalling more than £270,000 to more than 85 local charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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