Community Engagement

GreenSkies Community Fund

This year we awarded a further £27,500 to small-medium enterprises and charities across the UK to support the shared aim for a more sustainable future. In total, the GreenSkies Community Fund has supported almost £60,000 of renewable projects within the communities we serve.

The successful applicants span the length and breadth of Loganair’s domestic network, from Unst, in Shetland to the New Forest, on the south-central coast of England, via the Isle of Man.

A solar-powered robot lawnmower, EV charging points and air-source heating are the projects that Loganair supported.

The GreenSkies Community Fund is part of Loganair’s environmental programme, which includes measures ranging from carbon offsetting to investing in future flight technologies to help achieve an ambitious target of becoming net zero by 2040.

 

Northumbria Gliding Club

£5,000 was awarded to Northumbria Gliding Club.

A volunteer-run community amateur sports club (CASC), established in 1962 and based at Currock Hill airfield, 10 miles west of Newcastle, is using its funding to install solar PV panels and a battery storage system.

The technology will not only boost the club’s sustainability credentials, but it will also help to safeguard its existence by securing cheaper energy and allowing it to keep fees as low as possible for the local community.

Strathaven Airfield

£3,500 was awarded to Strathaven Airfield.

The funding will enable the Lanarkshire facility, a traditional grass airfield offering hangarage, flying lessons and experiences, to purchase a solar-powered robot mower. The technology will also help it become Scotland's first net zero airfield.

The airfield has been working towards its climate goal for some years now, introducing EV charging, a 10kWh solar PV array and 15kWh battery storage system, and a solar-powered robot mower to maintain its airfield apron where aircraft taxis and park. 

 
 

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery

£5,000 was awarded to St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery.

The funding will enable the Lymington visitor destination, which is dedicated to promoting the beauty, history and character of the New Forest, to install a ground source heat pump for its community and research room.

The technology will help the museum – a registered charity - meet its climate goals and reduce energy bills. In addition, the new heating system will support local people's continued use of the museum.

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust

£5,000 was awarded to Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust.

Founded to create thriving communities across North Tyneside, they won £5,000 to provide a twin EV charging point at the Linskill Centre. This leading North Shields community hub is home to 30 tenant organisations serving particularly disadvantaged groups, local groups and a range of community outreach programmes designed and delivered by Linskill staff.

The EV charging points will build on measures previously introduced to reduce the centre’s carbon footprint and improve its energy efficiency, including installing double glazing, improved heating systems, LED lighting and investment in plumbing works.

 
 

Glansin Glass Visitor Centre

£4,000 was awarded to Glansin Glass Visitor Centre.

The funding will enable the visitor destination in Unst, Shetland, to install EV charging.

The technology, which will enable the centre to operate an electric vehicle as its company car, will also be available to tourists and the local community. Local living costs - especially fuel - are among the highest in Scotland because Unst’s location as the most northerly isle in the UK.

Supporters of Curraghs Wildlife Park (SCWP)

£5,000 was awarded to Supporters of Curraghs Wildlife Park (SCWP).

The funding will enable the Isle of Man charity to support the development of the Curraghs Wildlife Park, a leading local visitor attraction and animal conservation facility, by installing solar power in its Discovery Hut.

The technology will provide light and heat for the hut, which features themed displays about nature, using a mix of authentic and replica items plus educational quizzes, all supported by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. It will also facilitate using IT to research and respond to queries from visitors.