Nominations open for Crawley Community Awards

Nominations are now open for the Crawley Community Awards 2021, organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with the Crawley Observer and The Hawth.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:05 am
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:06 am

The awards recognise and reward those who give up their time, talents and skills to help and support others in their community and those who have trained, worked and put all their efforts into making real achievements.

Nominations are invited for groups and individuals across 16 different categories representing everything from volunteering and charities through to education and sports.

Nominees must either live, work, volunteer or study within the district or provide a service open to Crawley residents outside the immediate area.

Maria Cook, Chair, Autism Support Crawley presents the 2019 Education award to Anne Woodburn from Bewbush Academy. The 2020 winner was Katie Jordan from Oriel High School. Picture courtesy of Crawley Community Awards

In the past year the need for help and support in our community has been greater than ever.

As schools closed, teachers and support staff found ways to adapt their lessons to online learning to maintain that vital connection with their pupils.

Not every child had access to necessary equipment or technology and schools stepped up again working to help every child access learning and stay in touch with their teachers and school friends.

Nominations are welcome for teachers and all those working within the education sector who found ways to keep children engaged when schools were closed; prepared school buildings for reopening and continue to help their pupils cope with restrictions.

For full information and to nominate online, please visit

Nominations in writing can be sent to: Crawley Community Awards Crawley Borough Council, The Boulevard, Crawley RH10 1UZ.

To nominate by email or for queries, please email [email protected]

Businesses interested in joining the Crawley Observer, The Hawth and Crawley Borough Council in supporting this wonderful event are asked to contact Samantha Sheppard at Crawley Borough Council by email on [email protected] or by calling 01293-438539.