Virgin Atlantic Foundation

RCN 1097580, Crawley

We’re passionate about empowering the next generation in our communities to reach their potential. That’s why through Passport to Change, we’ve pledged £2.5 million over five years to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiatives with grants, sponsorships and investments. Working closely with our new charity partners, our community programme aims to inspire and empower young people from all corners of society to engage with STEM education and build career skills for the future.

Virgin Atlantic Foundation


The Virgin Atlantic Foundation was set up in 2003 for Virgin Atlantic employees, partners and customers to raise money for projects at home and overseas. Since then, we're proud to have raised over £9 million through our Change for Children onboard appeal.

We've teamed up with three incredible charity partners to help us deliver our Passport to Change programme, which empowers the next generation to increase their career aspirations,  dream big, and learn about STEM. We're proud to partner with three schools in our communities of Crawley (where our head office is located), Swansea (where our Customer Centre is located) and Atlanta (where our North America team is based) where we can inspire and support the aspirations of our next generation.

Read on to learn more about our three Charity Partners:


We’ve teamed up with Speakers for Schools, aiming to end educational inequality and level the playing field for all young people. Through our year-long programme, young people from our three partner schools will see the entire breadth of the aviation industry.


Working with the UN Refugee Agency, we're currently supporting 2,000 young refugees in Delhi, many of whom have sought refuge from Afghanistan, with an accelerated learning programme before expanding the partnership to support university STEM scholarships for refugees around the world. 


Partnering up with STEM-based education expert, The Smallpeice Trust, we will focus on increasing engagement of STEM subjects, in particular engineering. We’ll do this through sponsoring scholars in The Smallpeice Trust’s Arkwright Scholarship programme as well as sponsoring a four-day residential programme in 2022, to explore the world of STEM.

We also support Save the Children by donating to their Emergency Fund twice a year which allows their teams to respond quickly to crises around the world making a huge difference to children and families in times of need.

What can I do to help?

There are so many things you can do to help raise money by either joining in companywide initiatives or arranging your own 'fun' raising activity – every single penny counts.

Please contact us at [email protected] for questions.

On behalf of the Virgin Atlantic Foundation, thank you for your generous fundraising. 


Charity Projects