New small grants awarded to Community Groups

Crawley Borough Council has awarded a total of £16,404 from this year’s small grants fund to 12 local voluntary and community organisations.

Small grants of between £50 and £2,500 are paid out to groups who aim to foster greater levels of community activity through their projects and events for Crawley residents and visitors to the Borough.

The latest grants are:

Say Aphasia – Crawley drop-in and peer-led wellbeing group for people with disabilities. £500 awarded
Friends of Goffs Park – Community Picnic (equipment) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and 75th anniversary of Crawley New Town. £600 awarded
Crawley Rangers Disability Football Club – Training equipment and first-aid for a disability football team of children aged 6-16. £2,500 awarded
Crawley Women United (CWU) – Wellbeing activities for CWU members. £1,000 awarded
Sussex EDS and Hypermobility Group – Wellbeing activities for SEDS members. £1,250 awarded
LPK Learning CIC – Projects promoting learning and wellbeing activities for individuals and community groups. £2,000 awarded
Ten Little Toes Baby Bank – Provision of support to young parents using funding and donations for those most in need of essential items. £2,000 awarded
Menshare Listening Group – Equipment required for activity weekends supporting men to access talking therapies and wellbeing sessions. £2,000 awarded
Pitchy Breath Theatre Company CIC – Autumn 2022 theatre production promoting community spirit. £2,500 awarded. Rachel Duke, Team Director said, “We are very excited that we can now proceed with bringing this project to life!”
Autism Support Crawley – Equipment required for expanding community-based services. £1,500 awarded. Autism Support Crawley is a charity run by a team of volunteer trustees who are also carers themselves
Crawley United Reformed Church – Community Garden project which includes materials for new accessible garden promoting wellbeing. £500 awarded
Crawley and East Grinstead Branch Parkinson’s UK – Community Garden project. Equipment for wellbeing of members and carers. £54 awarded
Since the council reopened the small grants scheme after lockdown, it has been an outstanding success that we are extremely proud of. Many deserving groups across Crawley have been able to develop and grow with this support and we all benefit from the stronger community spirit that this helps create. Small grants are available to apply for from the council all year round and I encourage local groups with good ideas to apply.

Cllr Michael Jones

Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement

Crawley Borough Council

The small grants scheme is open to all community groups and clubs whose activities take place in, or benefit, the Crawley area. Typically, we award a grant or funding contribution to most proposals that are eligible for support. We also provide match funding opportunities.

The application form and eligibility criteria are available via our grants pages.

For more information about applying, contact Craig Downs, Funding and Commissioning Officer at Crawley Borough Council, on 01293 438763.