Application open for Edinburgh Airport Charity of the Year 2022

Applications are now being accepted to become Edinburgh Airport’s Charity of the Year for 2022 as the partnership with mental health charity SAMH comes to a close.

Friday, 22nd October 2021, 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Airport stock photo by Lisa Ferguson. All UK travel corridors, which allow arrivals from some countries to avoid having to quarantine, have now closed. Travellers arriving in the UK, whether by boat, train or plane, also have to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test to be allowed entry. The test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling and anyone arriving without one faces a fine of up to £500. All passengers will still be required to quarantine for up to 10 days. The isolation period can be cut short with a negative test after five days in England, but it does not apply in Scotland, Wales or Northern Island. The government has said the travel corridor closure will be in force until at least 15 February. Covid: UK closes all travel corridors until at least 15 February

The airport works with the chosen charity in what is normally an annual partnership, but the airport has worked with SAMH since 2020 and extended the partnership by another year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “Our Charity of the Year programme is something we have always looked forward to. As we look to recover in 2022, we want one of the first things we do to be finding a new charity of the year and to help them with the good work they do. I would encourage charities to look at the criteria and consider if we can help them, and we look forward to asking our staff to select who we partner with over the next 12 months.”

Applications close on November 5. You can get involved, at: https://corporate.edinburghairport.com/community/charity-of-the-year.