We are only able to keep this a free event thanks to our sponsors:  Headline Sponsor Gatwick Airport and category sponsors K2 Everyone Active, Optime, CITB, Crawley Town Centre BID, Project Centre and County Mall.

The Award Presentation Evening took place at The Hawth theatre on Tuesday 7th June.

Congratulations to our 2022 winners:

The Crawley Community Awards are organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with The Hawth and The Crawley Observer and supported by our business sponsors.  The awards recognise and reward people who live, work, volunteer or study in the Crawley Borough 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.
Now in their seventh year, the Crawley Community Awards are hugely popular, attracting hundreds of nominations each year.  This is a clear reflection of the wonderful community spirit that exists in Crawley and the appreciation that local people have for those who go the extra mile to make a difference in their community.
Nominations are invited for teams and individuals across sixteen different categories, representing everything from volunteering and charities through to education and sports.  Nominators do not need to live in the Crawley District but nominees must either live, work, volunteer or study within the borough or provide a service open to Crawley residents outside the immediate area.

Over the past seven years, more than 2400 nominations have been received but there was only space for 130 winners.  

Congratulations to our 2021 winners:

  • Community Group – Love Your Neighbour
  • Education – Lucy Puddephatt, The Gatwick School
  • Special Recognition – Free Shop Crawley
  • Community Champions – Telephone Buddies, St. Catherine’s Hospice
  • Achievement – Matthew Cullis, Leacroft Surgery
  • Charity – Super Siblings
  • Volunteer – Marilyn Le Feuvre
  • Performing Arts – Fi Steps
  • Community Support – Michelle Souter, Maidenbower Park Community Centre
  • Community Care – Kaye-Louise Harvey
  • Sports – Crawley Swimming Club
  • Local Hero – Daniel Armstrong, Spotted Crawley
  • Inspiration – Gavin Smith
  • Volunteer Group – Volunteer Screeners, St. Catherine’s Hospice
  • Community Health – Saxonbrook Medical

Congratulations to our 2020 winners:

  • Fundraiser – Patrick McIntosh, St. Catherine’s Hospice
  • Community Group – Crawley Town Community Foundation
  • Environment – Thomas Simpson, Gatwick Greenspace Partnership
  • Graham Cridland – West Sussex & Surrey Angling Academy
  • Sports Team – Crawley Parkour
  • Sports Person – Karl Youngman, Storm Basketball Foundation
  • Performing Arts – Louise Ryrie School of Dance and Drama
  • Special Recognition – Robert Groves
  • Education – Katie Jordan, Oriel High School
  • Charity – Crawley Open House
  • Volunteer – Katie Schollar
  • Volunteer Group – Upon Butterfly Wings
  • Support Group – Super Siblings
  • Achievement – Farah Ali Khan, Member of UK Youth Parliament
  • Group Achievement – XIX Crawley RAF Cadets 19th Squadron
  • Local Hero – Nicholas Hahn, Crawley Devils Football Club

Congratulations to our 2019 winners:

  • Support Group : Refugees Welcome – Crawley
  • Local Hero : Jane Green, Sussex Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Community Group : CanDo@K2
  • Culture : Crawley Museum
  • Sports Team : Hawth Gymnastics Senior Men
  • Sports Person : Peter Bennett, Crawley Athletics Club
  • Special Recognition : Christopher Oakley & Stuart Adesilu
  • Performing Arts : Wimbledon Palais Ukulele Band
  • Education: Anne Woodburn, Bewbush Academy
  • Charity : Greenaway Residential Foundation
  • Volunteer : Dennis Murray, St. Catherine’s Hospice
  • Volunteer Group : Young Leaders, Oriel Youth Club
  • Pride of Crawley : Gareth Southgate, England Football Manager
  • Achievement : Marilyn Drury, The Olive Tree, Crawley Hospital
  • Group Achievement : Young Crawley
  • Inspiration : Ben Hulme, Bootcamps
  • Fundraising : The Mark Lay Foundation