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Over £440k awarded to local community groups by Crawley Borough Council

Crawley Borough Council has continued celebrating the work of community and voluntary groups around the town at a presentation event held at the Town Hall.



Community groups gathered at the presentation.

The council awarded more than £440,000 to organisations across Crawley as part of their Community Grants scheme for 2019/20.

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:

  • Crawley Community and Youth Service – £28,749
  • West Sussex Mediation Service £3,000
  • Age UK West Sussex  – Community Clubs – £28,915
  • Age UK West Sussex – Information and Advice – £11,283
  • Celtic and Irish Cultural society – £5,000
  • Crawley Festival – £12,500
  • Forget-Me-Not Club Crawley – £5,000
  • Crawley Open House – Outreach Team – £28,000
  • Crawley Museum Society – Ifield Watermill – £3,675
  • Crawley Community and Voluntary Service – £122,787
  • Broadfield Community Centre – £38,000
  • Community Transport Sussex – £37,855
  • Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group – £2,500
  • Crawley Open House – £51,657
  • Home Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex – £17,905
  • The Posh Club – £6,442
  • WORDfest – £3,000
  • Relate North and South West Sussex – £25,750
  • Rape Crisis Surrey and Sussex – £5,000
  • LPK Learning – £5,000
  • Springboard Project – £2,500
  • DIVERSE Crawley – £2,500

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

Presenting the awards, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Brenda Smith, said:

“I am delighted that we have been able to award grants so many worthy groups. Each and every organisation is thoroughly deserving of this funding and will make a significant difference to the local community.”

The Council’s Open Grants scheme is now open for applications for local action and support provided by not-for-profit organisations. For more information visit


B&M to open on 13th April in County Mall Crawley and there are jobs available!

It will be the second B&M store for the town and will open in the former BHS site.



It will certainly be a welcome boost to the local economy as a brand new store opens in the town.

Opening at 9am on Saturday 13th April, more than 50 jobs are being created.

A spokesperson from B&M said:

“We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in the a few weeks.”

Job roles are now advertised on the B&M careers website and range from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners.

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