Rail disruption - 30 September & 1, 4, 6 October 2023

Due to planned engineering works and industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Piccadilly line services. The Elizabeth line will be operating as normal, and inter-terminal transfer services between all terminals will also be completed by these services.


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Heathrow Community Trust Covid19 Response

In 2020, at the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic, HCT awarded over £94,000 to 34 projects from our Emergency response fund.. For information on these awarded projects, see this report.

Across 2020 & 2021 we supported community organisations to develop new services or change the way they delivered services as a result of the impact of Covid-19 in our communities.  HCT awarded £185,911 to 60 projects through our Resilience fund.  View this report to read about what was funded.

In addition to this, we partnered with The National Lottery to provide funding for organisations within the London Borough of Hillingdon, click here for further information.

We were as flexible as we could be with grant-holders, and flexed reporting dates and re-purposed grants so that funds can be targeted to where they are most needed.  Above all we worked in partnership with our grant-holders to best support the local community through these challenging times.

These grant programmes are now closed.


In 2021 the Covid resilience Fund is open to applications from organisations which have received funding in the period 2015-2020. There are two application deadlines 13 April 2021 and 1 September 2021.  For more information please download the guidance and apply here. In addition HCT will be running a new Hillingdon Covid19 Response Fund with the National Lottery Community Foundation in 2021, for more info see here.

Across all activities, Heathrow Community Trust is committed to being as transparent as possible as a funder. This is why we joined the 360Giving initiative together with other funding bodies to publish our Covid19 Emergency and Resilience grants data.

We have used the 360 giving data standard as a way of publishing our data, in due course we will extend this to publish data on all our grants programmes.

360 giving schema with HCT information

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to be used and shared as they wish. The data must be attributed to Heathrow Community Trust.

360Giving is developing tools that will help funders and fundraisers make use of grant data. Some examples can be found on 360Giving’s GrantNav page.

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