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Crawley MP urges local charities to apply for share of £3 Million fund

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Crawley charities and community groups are being urged by the town’s MP, Henry Smith, to apply for a share of a £3 million funding pot. The Peoples Postcode Lotterys Dream Fund is looking for charities to apply for funding to bring their dream project to life.

Crawley MP Henry Smith

Henry said;

“The People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund gives charities the opportunity to be bold and courageous. This is an exciting opportunity for the voluntary sector across Crawley to work together to develop their dream project.

“I urge charities to be creative and ambitious, and remind them to get their applications in before the deadline on 22nd August.”

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The Dream Fund encourages collaboration between charities and good causes, bringing them together to apply for funding to finance their dream project – an idea they have always wanted to deliver but never had the opportunity to develop.

Funding from the scheme, now in its eighth year, will be offered over two years from 2018. This years prize fund is the largest ever with a top award of £1 million and a total award fund of £3 million.

The Dream Fund has invested more than £7.3 million in 24 projects across Great Britain, with previous winners including Heritage Heroes, a joint project between Canal & River Trust and Help for Heroes, and Missing People’s Child Rescue Alert.

The Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications to Dream Fund 2018 from projects that fit within one or more of the charitable purposes which include: supporting families; improving peoples lives through animals; green communities and increasing life chances for young people.

Applications for the Dream Fund are open until Tuesday 22nd August. Winners will be announced in January 2018. Please visit www.postcodedreamtrust.org.uk to apply.

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The Employ Crawley jobs fair returns for its second year

The Employ Crawley jobs fair is back for another year, offering residents the chance to find out more about local vacancies and take part in workshops.

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The event is open to all ages and takes place in Crawley Library from 10.30am until 4.30pm on 5 March.

Come along and meet with a wide range of local employers from various industries including retail, hospitality, driving, finance, and social care and airport services.

This is a great opportunity to speak directly with the employers about their vacancies, what they expect from candidates and their companies.

Find out how you can become part of the Gatwick family with an introduction to their free, four-week Gatwick One Destination Employability Course at 11.30am.

The Employ Crawley Team will also be on hand to offer help and advice to those looking for local jobs and advice on local training opportunities.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “Our first jobs fair was incredibly successful so I am delighted we are hosting another one this year.

“This event is a great opportunity for those looking for a career change, new employment or training opportunities. Our friendly Employ Crawley Team will be on hand to offer help and advice.”

For more information about Employ Crawley, visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/employcrawley

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