BA Better World Community Fund

In April 2022, we launched our BA Better World Community Fund. As part of our wider sustainability programme, it supports organisations and projects that deliver life-changing opportunities and create a positive impact in local communities across the UK.

Working in partnership with Crowdfunder, we combined generous donations from our customers and the wider public with our own contributions, raising more than £2million since the fund’s launch. The Community Fund has enabled us to offer vital financial support to over 110 organisations or projects from across the UK, all of which align with our key themes – People, Planet and Responsible Business. Examples include promoting biodiversity, tackling climate change and engaging with local communities.

  • 110

    Projects supported

  • £1,043,435

    Funding from BA

  • £2,550,106

    Total Funds

  • 2,801,250

    Avios donated since scheme launched

  • £44,820

    Donated with Avios

  • 80

    Projects supported by Members donating Avios

Avios Launched

In November 2022, we launched another way for British Airways Executive Club Members to donate to charities through our Community Fund, by offering the option to donate Avios.

IAG Loyalty, the loyalty centre of excellence for IAG, pledged to match the value of Avios donations up to a total of £200,000* to further support UK charities, making Members’ Avios donations go twice as far.

Match funding terms and conditions can be found here.

Colleague Voucher Scheme

We gifted 27,360 UK-based colleagues a £20 voucher to donate to any of the organisations supported by the Community Fund in December.

  • £106,140 was donated
  • 129 charities benefited
  • 5,307

    Colleagues donated their voucher (19.39%)

  • £106,140


  • 129

    Charities benefited

DEC Logo

In partnership with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), we supported two emergency appeals for Communities in Crisis.

During March and April 2022, we redirected 100% of our onboard donations to the Ukraine crisis appeal, totalling £360,000 and during September and October 2022, £176,000 was raised onboard for the Pakistan Flood Appeal.

Alongside IAG Cargo, we also transported 34 tonnes of emergency aid to Islamabad, Pakistan, all of which was donated by key charity partners including Football for Peace, Khalsa Aid, UNICEF and Canadian Red Cross. In addition, we sent eight tonnes of vital aid on a flight operated by a team of cabin crew who all had personal connections to Pakistan.

  • £360000

    Ukraine Funding

  • £176000

    Pakistan Funding

Comic Relief Team
Team playing basketball
Team holding food crates

Comic Relief

Through our long-standing partnership with Comic Relief, we supported its winter campaign by donating £100,000 to help vulnerable families and communities across the UK. Comic Relief work with projects such as Humanity Concern, who provide warm spaces and emergency food to those in need.

  • £27,109,888

    Total raised to date

  • 962,604

    People impacted

  • £898000

    Red Nose Day 2022

Colleague Engagement

  • Payroll Giving

    2,932 colleagues donated to 581 charities, raising £1,149,868 in 2022

  • Match Funding

    164 colleagues applied for Match Funding, supporting 54 charities. £41,000 of matched funds was donated, in conjunction with £75,000 raised by colleagues

  • Champion programme and volunteering opportunities

    Over 80 colleagues have visited and volunteered at projects we support

  • Flying Start Champions

    We have over 5,300 Flying Start champions across British Airways. They are involved in a number a volunteering and fundraising initiatives. For example, one group volunteered at Fareshare, a food redistribution charity.