Praise for airport community fund – Jennifer McCann
Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has welcomed the support given to local community projects through the George Best Belfast City Airport Community Fund.
Speaking at an event to celebrate the fund reaching £100,000 the West Belfast MLA said:
“The Airport’s Community Fund was officially launched in February 2009 with the aim of supporting the local community by donating funds to charity for every flight leaving or departing the airport outside the scheduled operating hours.
“The success of the fund is evident in the many local community projects that have benefited from it.
“The support it offers to youth projects, women's groups, primary schools and residents associations supplements the good work those organisations already do on the ground.
“I congratulate the airport for reaching today's milestone and would urge community organisations who have projects that they feel would benefit from the fund to apply.”