Crawley town centre developer puts cash up for grabs to community groups

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Community groups have the chance to apply for up to £1,000 in funding from a Crawley town centre developer.

Land Securities, the developer behind the former Sussex House site in the High Street, has launched a second round of funding for charities and community groups in Crawley.

In March, the developer awarded £6,000 to be shared between the Golden Lion Childrens Trust, Inspire Broadfield Community Group, Cameo (Come and Meet Each Other) Club, Young at Heart over 60s Club, Northgate Youth Club, The Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Charms Tenants Association, Friends of Manor Green and Crawley Young Persons Council.

The cash, up to a maximum value of £1,000 per applicant, will be awarded in January by a selection panel made up of Land Securities, the Crawley Observer, the Town Centre Partnership and the Crawley Community and Voluntary Services.

Cllr Bob Lanzer, Crawley Borough Council Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, said: “It’s been a real pleasure working with Land Securities. They signed up to our Partner Developer Charter readily, showing their support for local people, businesses and suppliers.

“The second round of funding is great news and will make a big difference to lots of people in Crawley.”

Mark Bird, senior project manager at Land Securities, said: “We are particularly prioritizing funding for children and young people, older peoples’ activity and health and wellbeing.

“The fund will also be targeting helping voluntary organisations to build capacity for the future and to support young enterprise and young start-up businesses.”

Those that would like to be sent an application form should contact Douglas Johnson at: douglas.johnson@ppsgroup.co.uk or on 020 7529 1762.

The closing date for application forms to be submitted is Friday December 20 at 5pm and groups should get in touch as soon as possible to register their interest and get involved in the process