The Virgin Atlantic Foundation

The 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 through our community investment programme.

Since 2010 we have worked almost exclusively with WE, an amazing partnership that has inspired Virgin Atlantic employees, partners and customers to raise millions of pounds for projects in the UK and in our worldwide destinations. We have recently committed to support WE for another five years, so are not looking for any new charity partnership opportunities at this time.


Who else do we support?

We’re able to donate a small number of free of fare economy flights to Virgin Atlantic destinations for children and young people (aged 2-21) requiring life-saving or life-changing medical assistance.

We are also sometimes able to offer auction/raffle prizes for charity fundraising. These must be registered children’s charities, working in the UK or in Virgin Atlantic’s destinations, which focus their efforts on:

  • Supporting children facing extreme neglect, abuse, poverty, violence or social exclusion
  • Preventing or alleviating the effects of life-threatening illness prevalent in children
  • Alleviating suffering in disaster areas

We don't supportaccordian

  • Offer upgrades or excess baggage or cargo for any individual or charity
  • Provide discounted or free of fare flights to individuals working for charities or assisting in charity work overseas
  • Sponsor any individual, including employees
  • Sponsor charity events
  • Donate branded items for charitable causes
  • Support any type of "jail break" or "escape and evade" events
  • Advertise within Virgin Atlantic or externally for charity or fundraising events.

If you have a request which you think meets our criteria, please send details to We try our best to respond to all requests within 3 weeks. However, we receive thousands of requests each month and it takes time to thoroughly review and assess them, so please be patient if this takes a little longer than expected.