Business First September 2017 Business First September 2017 - Page 15

Almost £350,000 has been invested in more than 140 local projects and community groups, with a committee comprising of staff from across a range of airport departments meeting regularly to review applications for support and award funding. Michelle continued: “Through our Community Fund, we’ve been able to work with a vast range of organisations, including Adoption UK (NI), the North Down Special Olympics Club, SOS Bus NI, the Transplant Sport NI team, Parents Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT) and Deaf Awareness for Young People. “Two recent projects that received an incredible response were the Cinemagic Mental Health Day Showcase and the ‘Floreo’ project at Our Lady and St. Patrick’s College, Knock. Both projects aimed to work with young people across Northern Ireland to highlight the importance of looking after their mental health, as well as learning vital