Crawley Borough Council tops up Crawley Festival for a great summer show


Crawley Borough Council has awarded its final grants to community groups in Crawley as part of its Open Grants scheme for 2016/17.

The recipients of these small grants include Crawley Festival who were awarded £1,000 by the council who stepped in to boost funding and support an exciting and diverse town centre event.

Other recipients of Open Grants are:

  • Ifield Cricket Club, a community amateur sports club who were awarded £500 for essential electrical work.
  • Crawley Run Crew, £498 start-up/development grant.
  • Maidenbower Park Community Club, £2,050 for a fun day for local residents with charities and community groups taking part.
  • Worth Parish St Barnabas Church, £1,000 for facilities (disabled access) improvements.
  • West Sussex Angling Academy at Broadfield Park, £500 for safety equipment.
  • WORDfest Crawley programme, £2,500 for events celebrating everything wordy – written, spoke, sung and drawn.
  • West Green Community Forum, £1,250 for local neighbourhood activities.

Open Grants are available for community and voluntary organisations activities in Crawley. Funding is available for up to £2,500. Most applications receive an offer of funding providing they meet the criteria for support.

To find out more visit or contact Craig Downs in Community Development on 01293 438763.

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