Crawley’s community groups celebrated at grant awards


A range of community groups in Crawley have benefited from Crawley Borough Council’s community grants scheme for 2017/18 and 2018/19

The council awarded more than £720,000 to groups across Crawley at a presentation afternoon held at the Civic Hall on Thursday (23rd March).

Community grants are awarded to assist with the costs involved in new or existing activities, such as setting up and running projects, services and events that are of benefit to Crawley residents and visitors.

This year, groups who received community grants include:

  • The Posh Club who received £13,716 (207/18)
  • Crawley Open House, £48,691 (2017/18)
  • Home Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex £17,553 (2017/18)
  • Forget Me Not club, £3,680 (2017/18) and £3,680 (2018/19)
  • Relate North and South West Sussex, £24,913 (2017/18)
  • Crawley Community Youth Service, £25,240 (2017/18) and £25,484 (2018/19)
  • Crawley Museum Society, £9875 (2017/18) and £3,300 (2018/19)
  • Crawley United Reformed Church, £3,000 (2017/18)

Many of the community grants awarded will be put towards maintaining the services that offer support to vulnerable groups in Crawley.

Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Michael Jones “The council is delighted to have awarded grants to such wonderful community groups in Crawley. We are incredibly lucky to have a diverse range of groups that carry out supportive and meaningful work in the community and it is vital that we continue to award grants to help them offer those services.”

The Council’s Open Grants scheme is now open for applications for neighbourhood action including events celebrating Crawley’s 70th anniversary this year. For more information visit

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