Award Sponsors

Thanks to the following local businesses and organisations for their support.

Headline Sponsor: London Gatwick Airport

For the fourth year, Gatwick Airport are Headline Sponsor for the Crawley Community Awards.  Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager explains why.

“Over a third of Gatwick staff call Crawley and Horley home.  They help the airport to dwould not be the airport it is today. Some people however go above and beyond and selflessly give up their time for the benefit of others.  It is important to stop and take a moment to recognise these people as they enrich our community and peoples’ lives.  I’m lucky enough to meet many of the local volunteers and community representatives who do great work across the region, whether they are helping to raise funds or helping those who just need some additional help and support.  I find their selflessness and commitment to help other people inspirational. 

It is only right that our Community heroes receive the recognition they deserve and Gatwick Airport is proud to be able to help by supporting the Crawley Community Awards.  We are also delighted to be working alongside others who took the initiative to honour and recognise our Community heroes, including The Crawley Observer, the Hawth Theatre and Crawley Borough Council.  I wish all the nominees the best of luck and look forward to a fantastic awards evening”.eliver a world-class passenger experience and do a fantastic job welcoming over 46 million passengers a year as they fly out to more than 228 destinations in 74 countries.  They are fantastic ambassadors not only for Gatwick, but for Crawley and the wider region. Simply put, without the support of local people, Gatwick 

Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager,
London Gatwick Airport

Mitie are a new sponsor for 2019.  Copy to follow.

Crawley Borough Council
Crawley Borough Council is urging residents to get their nominations in for next year’s Community Awards. The council is organising the 2019 event and partnering with the Observer and The Hawth to run the awards for the third consecutive year.

The awards demonstrate just one way the council supports the charity and voluntary sector in the town.

The council also gives out grants, offers professional support and councillors work in their wards to help develop projects supporting local needs.

For more details visit

The Hawth

The Hawth opened its doors to the public in 1988 and celebrated 30 years at the heart of the community in 2018, so it feels very fitting to sponsor and play host to these worthy awards in our anniversary year.

Since opening our doors, we have hosted thousands of community events in our theatres and grounds, from Gang Shows to graduation ceremonies, dance recitals to international festivals and birthday parties to charity auctions.

Every event here at The Hawth relies on the support of the community around us to succeed. Whether it’s the local juvenile performers starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Front of House and Audio Description Volunteers who give up their time to enhance the experience of theatregoers or amateur dramatics societies who use the venue to put on their fantastic performances – The Hawth wouldn’t be what it is without them.

The Hawth is delighted to be working again with Crawley Borough Council to give recognition to those who so deserve it in the community and particularly thrilled to be again be presenting a very special Performing Arts Award of our own to a worthy winner this year.

Crawley Observer

The Crawley Observer are delighted to be working with Crawley Borough Council and The Hawth again this year to bring you the Crawley Community Awards. As the only local newspaper in Crawley, we will be printing information for nominators, telling you a bit about the event supporters and will be creating a two-page picture special to be incuded in the Crawley Observer available from 13th March. Good luck to all nominees and our thanks to those who take the time to make nominations.