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Crawley Council hosts free funding advice sessions for local groups

The new sessions will give applicants advice on how to apply successfully for grants to set up or develop their community activities or achieve a one-off project.

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Sessions for community and voluntary groups that will provide information and advice about start-up funding and grants are to be hosted by Crawley Borough Council.

Charity managers and organisers of not-for-profit groups are invited to book a free place on Wednesday 7 November in the Civic Hall to find out about opportunities with the council’s Grants Officer and the Funding Advice Worker from Crawley Community and Voluntary Service (CCVS).

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The face-to-face sessions on offer will give applicants advice on how to apply successfully for grants to set up or develop their community activities or perhaps achieve a one-off project.

Funding comes from a variety of sources and these advisors have the expertise and understanding of how a successful funding application is made.

Councillor Brenda Smith, Cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “People locally have some great ideas on how to add value to their community and to organise some really successful projects or events. Finding funding is often an obstacle stopping things from happening.

“We particularly encourage new groups to apply and any new partnerships as often groups can achieve more by working together.”

Karl Parks, Groups Advisor at CCVS, said: “We are keen to help local groups explore new ways of diversifying their income and increasing their confidence in completing funding applications.

“These sessions will help us identify the most appropriate funding sources available for your project and any other areas of group development that may need to be discussed before applying for funding.”

To book a place email karl.parks@crawleycvs.org and for more information visit www.crawleycvs.org

If you would like to apply for a council Community Grant, please contact Craig Downs on 01293 438763, email craig.downs@crawley.gov.uk or visit www.crawley.gov.uk/grants

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Bus and car accident causes traffic mayhem on Woodfield Rd

Traffic is being diverted

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Drivers are being asked to avoid Woodfield Rd in Northgate following a bad accident between a bus and a Toyota Rav4 this evening.

The collision occured as rush hour was coming an end.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene and multiple police cars were in attendance diverting traffic around the scene.

The front side of the bus can be seen severly damaged and the whole front of the Toyota is crumpled in.

It is not yet known if anyone was hurt.

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