Before you start...

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be either:

  • Registered UK Charities on the Charity Commission or OSCR
  • Registered community benefit organisations on the FCA Mutuals Public Register
  • Registered social enterprises and charitable companies on Companies House

And the organisation must be:

  • UK based and for the benefit of UK communities
  • Operating for at least 12 months at the time of submission
  • Have a UK bank account in the registered organisations name

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. 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 and innovative projects tackling environmental and climate challenges with sustainable long term outcomes.

Please note, British Airways funding will be allocated to projects that meet their current priorities. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee funding.

Priority Locations

  • projects surrounding London City airport
  • projects surrounding London Heathrow airport


  • 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.

Applications to the BA Better World Community Fund are currently closed

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