Crawley MP Urges Local Voluntary Groups To Apply For New Government Development Fund


Henry Smith MP has welcomed a newly launched Social Action Fund worth £20 million which aims to benefit voluntary and community groups whose work is invaluable to local society.

Henry commented:

“I am pleased that this Government recognises the invaluable work that voluntary and community organisations carry out and has pledged this fund to support such groups. There are numerous organisations in Crawley that would really benefit from the funding on offer and so I would urge them to make an application.

“Crawley and West Sussex councils give great support but I would like to see voluntary organisations locally getting the further help they deserve. The Big Society is about communities offering unique services that the state often can’t I am pleased that the Government recognises it must therefore create a supportive environment for the voluntary sector to grow.”

The deadline for the first round of funding is on 14th October. For further information please visit or make an application at

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