Community and Conservation Programme

British Airways currently supports more than 40 community and conservation charities including smaller programmes working both in the UK and in the countries we fly to.

 BACC Charities Map

We offer support to the UK registered charities that we are partnered with in the form of flight bursaries, excess baggage, merchandise and cargo space.

Find out more about some of the programmes we are involved in

Dreamflight children disembark from a British Airways plane in Orlando.


Changing the lives of young people by taking seriously ill and disabled children on a life-changing holiday to Orlando.

Read more
A young boy stands on railway tracks in India.

Railway Children

Supporting children living alone and at risk on the streets, many of whom live on railway platforms.

Read more
A group of school children look on as a member of staff at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust feeds a young elephant.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Rescuing and hand-rearing orphaned animals so that they can return to the wild when grown, with a particular focus on elephants and rhinos.

Read more


Excess baggage for UK registered charities

To request a baggage waiver send an email to the Community Investment Team on charity headed paper, giving at least two weeks notice. The waiver is added for the outbound flight only. We are able to offer 1 complimentary bag of 23kgs per person or no more than 10 complimentary bags on group bookings.