Boeing UK has confirmed a charitable grants package of more than £430,000 for 13 non-profit organisations across the United Kingdom, funding charitable programmes for the 2023 calendar year. Amongst the beneficiaries are the Historic Army Aircraft Flight Trust (HAAF).
The charitable grants package includes funding for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and skills development programmes designed to help students from all backgrounds achieve their full potential, and aimed at building a robust talent pipeline for the aerospace sector in the UK. Other priority areas include supporting homelessness and mental health, along with assisting military families of serving personnel, and veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life.
“Anchored by our presence at key sites across the UK, Boeing is committed to innovating and investing in efforts that build, enhance and contribute to the communities where we are proud to live and work”, said Maria Laine, President for the UK, Ireland & the Nordic region. “We continue to offer our support during this particularly difficult time and thank our charity partners for the important service they continue to deliver up and down the country, all year round.”
HAAF brings the history of Army flying to life by preserving and flying our unique collection of historic Army aircraft. They serve as a ‘living museum’ for veterans commemorative and memorial purposes, as an aid to recruiting and to make the public aware of historical Army Aviation.
The grant from Boeing UK will be used by HAAF to conduct school outreach programmes and continue educating young people on the importance of careers in STEM and the UK’s aviation heritage.