Airfield Development Fund unveiled by DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has unveiled its Airfield Development Advisory Fund (ADAF) to provide support and advice to qualifying UK airfields and associated businesses.

The fund will provide UK airfield businesses access to expert advice on a range of topics to support their future development. The scheme is open for applications from 29 October 2020 until 3 December 2020.

The ADAF is open to airfield owners, operators and airfield-associated businesses across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s open to licensed and unlicensed airfields with annual traffic of fewer than 200,000 terminal passengers. There’s advice available here from the CAA.

“Should the fund be oversubscribed, we will apply a set of additional criteria to prioritise applicants,” says the DfT.

Support through the fund includes:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Town planning and heritage grants
  • Marketing, communications and branding
  • Business strategy and commercial development
  • The application of technology and innovation.

Applicants need to demonstrate how the advice can help protect or expand their business and aviation.

The scheme is administered by ICF, a global consulting and digital services provider. Applications can be made online or via a downloaded form.

Airfield Development Advisory Fund website

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