CSR: British Airways Raises Over £760,000 to Support Charities
Since launching in April, the BA Better World Community Fund has delivered more than £760,000 of funding to support 30+ charities across the UK.
The funds have been raised in partnership with Crowdfunder, combining generous donations from the airline’s customers, the wider public and contributions from British Airways.
The community fund has enabled the airline to offer vital financial support to a diverse range of charities across the UK, in areas that align with the airline’s people, planet and responsible business sustainability themes.
Investment in People
Healthy Kidz is one of the many charities that has benefitted from the BA Better World Community Fund.
The support through the fund has enabled the organisation to run holiday camps across Northern Ireland this summer for more than 1,300 children, providing a wide range of multi-sport activites and educational sessions around nutrition to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being.
The fund is also enabling incredible charities like Flamingo Chicks, based in Bristol, to help 6,500 children by providing workshops and classes for children with disabilities and their families to explore movement through dance.
Investment in Planet
Funding has also been used to support Living Streets Portsmouth, an initiative to encourage local biodiversity within city centres and a new garden has been created on the London Overground with Energy Garden for more than 12,000 daily commuters to enjoy.
The airline is also supporting Drug of Art through the fund, which is a community-led project created by artist Alison Lapper, MBE that showcases the positive power of creativity on mental health.
This support will enable workshops and podcasts to take place at more than 500 schools and youth groups across the country to combat loneliness.
All of the charities that the fund supports align with the airline’s BA Better World commitments to people, planet and responsible business to empower communities to create a more sustainable and inclusive future for all.
The full list of the charities can be found here: www.bacommunityfund.co.uk/search/projects