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Sustainable development


Virgin Atlantic Foundation, a UK registered charity, was set up in 2003 and was created to support the welfare of children and young people through funds raised from Virgin Atlantic’s community investment programme.

In 2010 we partnered with Free The Children. The partnership has been more successful than the airline ever could have hoped for. Free The Children has been capturing the hearts and minds of Virgin Atlantic staff since the partnership began. In fact, it has inspired Virgin Atlantic employees, partners and customers to raise over £3 million for projects at home and overseas.

A word from Richard Branson;
“I’m so proud of the partnership Virgin Atlantic has with the Free The Children. I have visited their international development projects and they are remarkable. Their UK schools-based programme is also a pioneering initiative where they are providing young people with skills to become social and environmental entrepreneurs.”

Read about our UK schools-based programme with Free The Children (opens in a new window)

Read about our International Development programme with Free The Children (opens in a new window)

Click here to view our general funding page (opens in a new window)

Sustainability report

To see all the great stuff we’re doing please take a look at our 'Change is in the Air' Sustainability report below.

Change is in the Air Sustainability Report 2014 (PDF 11.7MB). (opens in a new window)