The Trust is an independent charity that has been in operation since 2002 as part of the legal arrangements between West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Limited following publication of the airport’s Sustainable Development Strategy.
It awards grants annually for deserving projects within the area of benefit which covers parts of East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
The trustees adopt strict criteria and channel funds particularly to those areas where people are directly affected by operations at Gatwick Airport. They encourage and support schemes that benefit diverse sections of the local community and are targeted towards the development of young people, the arts, sporting facilities, environmental improvement and conservation, improvements to community facilities, volunteering, the elderly and the disabled.
For more information about the Trust, go to their website: http://www.gact.org.uk/about.php