Crawley community groups are celebrating receiving £440,000 in grants.
Crawley Borough Council held a presentation event at the Town Hall where it awarded the money as part of its Community Grants scheme for 2019/20.
Councillor Brenda Smith, cabinet member for Community Engagement, 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.”
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.
The groups that received community grants were:
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
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.
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 www.crawley.gov.uk/grants