Groups and charities in Uttlesford are set to benefit from the latest round of Stansted Airport Community Fund (SACF) grants.

A total of £33,000 will be awarded to eight charities and community groups in Uttlesford, East Herts and Harlow.

The SACF offers grants of up to £5,000 for projects aimed at improving community life, the environment and conservation within a 10-mile radius of the airport.

Among the organisations receiving grants this quarter are Brightview Farm in Uttlesford, which will receive £5,000 for learning resources, and St Mary's Church in Dunmow - which will receive £5,000 for trolleys.

Radwinter Bowls Club will receive £3,684 for a roof replacement, while Little Canfield Community Gardens and Allotment Association will receive £1,380 for children's gardening equipment, including a mud kitchen and gardening tools.

The association's community liaison manager Lucy Dowsett said: "We are so grateful for the SACF's funding, which will enable us to purchase new play equipment for children, including a mud kitchen and small gardening tools, which we hope to have in place for the Easter holiday.

"This new equipment will provide the children with a safe and secure place to play and learn outdoors.

"It will also provide an opportunity for the children to explore their creativity and practice their social and communication skills.

"We are very excited to be able to provide this opportunity for the children in the village.

"Our gardens and allotments have brought so many community members together, and we are looking forward to extending the facility and arranging more events and activities for the village."

Applications for the next round of funding will open in early April at

The airport will contribute £1.5 million to the fund over the next decade, which will be topped up with fines levied against airlines for violating noise regulations.


A one-off flagship award of up to £50,000 is also presented by the fund each year.

Daniel Burford, chair of the community fund, said: "Congratulations to all the successful applicants in the latest round of community fund donations.

"We know that organisations continue to face huge challenges and grant funding like this is more important than ever."