Foundation aims for the sky with funding

David Coates and Dean Tasker of BAE and (centre) Tom Hutton of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation
David Coates and Dean Tasker of BAE and (centre) Tom Hutton of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation

An aircraft manufacturer has agreed to continue supporting a community initiative for another two years,

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is celebrating the continuation of its partnership with BAE Systems.

BAE Systems recognises the importance of supporting communities

The agreement will provide £20,000 of funding from BAE.

Since 2012, BAE has helped fund the foundation’s work with primary school physical education and enrichment programmes, diversionary outreach programmes, community youth club programmes and education services, as well as arts and health and well-being programmes.

Tom Hutton, director of community development at the AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “Our BAE Systems partnership has been vital in the development and growth of the Foundation.

“We’re so pleased that we’re continuing our partnership with BAE Systems so that we can help even more people across the Fylde Coast. From youth club programmes, to engaging older people through 50+ education, the company’s support is crucial to what we do.”

Chris Boardman, managing director of BAE Systems Military Air & Information, added: “BAE Systems recognises the importance of supporting communities. Our continued support of the AFC Fylde Community Foundation underlines this commitment.”

and recognises the valuable work it does with so many different parts of the community.”

“We look forward to continuing to work with the Foundation as it develops and delivers benefits to the local area.”