Voluntary and community organisations in the town can now apply for grants from Crawley Borough Council’s pot of more than £622,000.
The voluntary and community sector has an important role to play in improving the quality of life for people in the town and the council has identified key funding priorities including:
The process began in October with a drop-in event where many groups received information about local grants and advice on applying for the first time. Support is still available if you missed this.
The next step for any groups interested in applying for a grant is to contact Craig Downs, Funding and Commissioning Officer at Crawley Borough Council, on 01293 438763 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We will discuss any proposal and check eligibility for funding. The closing date for completed applications to be submitted is 5pm on Monday 4 January 2016.
There are two funding schemes available – large grants of more than £2,500 which can be awarded for up to two years, and open grants of £50 to £2,500.
Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “I’m extremely proud to be continuing our community grants programme. It’s provided a vital source of funding for community and voluntary groups for many years.
“These groups do fantastic work across Crawley and make a big difference to the quality of life in the town. We’re very lucky to have them in the town and I’m delighted that we’re supporting so many good projects and services for Crawley residents.”
The larger grant funding is competitive and project proposals must be able to support at least one of the priority areas to be considered.
Visit www.crawley.gov.uk/communitygrants for more information on how to apply.