Crawley community groups awarded £20,000 from council fund

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Community groups have been awarded some £20,000 in county council funding.

The East Crawley County Local Committee gave 13 groups £19,504.10 of Community Initiative Funding at a public meeting in Crawley Library on March 4.

Crawley United Reformed Church received £7,076 to install a soundsystem and hearing loop.

The soundsystem will form part of the church’s £500,000 renovation project.

Janet Sowerbutts, 76, a retired reverend who has raised funds for the works, said its congregation was ‘rejoicing’ at the news.

Crawley Festival received £2,667 for the costs of the annual town centre event.

The Festival will launch on Saturday June 20 with music and entertainment in Queens Square and culminate in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday June 27 with the Mainstage extravaganza.

The Gurjar Hindu Union, a charity based at The Apple Tree Centre, West Green, received £2,222.23 for a dance and drama performance at the Hawth Theatre.

The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society got £2,222 for a children’s arena at one of its events.

The Friends of Three Bridges Primary School, £2,044 to purchase two covered bike shelters.

St Catherine’s Hospice got £804.45; The Springboard Project £782; Crawley Open House’s food bank £725.24; Hanover Band £261.43; Young at Hear Over 60’s Club £222.23; CAMEO Club Crawley £215.52.