Supporting change
that matters

At British Airways we’re committed to playing our part in creating a better, more sustainable and inclusive future for all. Our community fund supports organisations and projects that align with all the elements of BA Better World including community engagement, diversity, wellbeing, waste reduction, tackling climate change, promoting nature and biodiversity and engaging our colleagues in positive action in the communities we serve.

We want to empower communities to become more sustainable and therefore will also support projects with innovative ideas that improve social mobility, provide opportunities for education and employability in disadvantaged communities.

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Is your project eligible for BA Better World Community Fund?

We want to hear from you if you have innovative projects that can help create a better world. Our funding decisions are guided by the following categories, and preference will be given to projects that demonstrate an ability to create positive impact across several categories:


  • Emissions reduction
  • Energy efficiency
  • Reducing waste and single use plastics
  • Improving access to nature
  • Habitat restoration
  • Enhancing biodiversity

Diversity, inclusion & wellbeing

  • Creating opportunities for people in disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, particularly those helping improve gender and ethnic diversity and accessibility for people with disabilities.
  • Improving mental health & wellbeing.

Education & employability

  • Providing education, training and skills that help disadvantaged groups access employment, and particularly those that build skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Thriving communities

  • Bringing people together to help create thriving, happy and healthy communities.

Crisis support

  • Helping with fast response to immediate needs in times of crisis.

Colleague engagement

  • Projects that offer opportunities for British Airways colleagues to get involved through helping raise funds or providing additional practical support.

Your project must:

• Be submitted by an applicant aged 18 or older

• Be UK based and for the benefit of UK communities

• Not be for the benefit of any one individual

Your organisation must also:

• Be registered in the UK as a charity or social enterprise

• Have a bank account in its own name and have been operating for over 12 months

Priority will be given to:

• Projects providing training and skills to help disadvantaged groups access employment and education

• Projects creating opportunities for people in underrepresented groups particularly focused on improving gender and ethnic diversity and accessibility for people with disabilities

• Innovative projects tackling environmental and climate challenges with sustainable long term outcomes

• Projects located near London City and London Heathrow Airports.