Award Sponsors

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

Headline Sponsor:
London Gatwick Airport

For the fifth 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

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 2020 event and partnering with the Observer and The Hawth to run the awards for the fifth 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.

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The Hawth

After more than 30 years at the heart of the community in Crawley, The Hawth has hosted thousands of community events and has experienced firsthand the hard work of many local people in that time. Therefore it is an honour for us to work with Crawley Borough Council and Crawley Observer to recognise and reward our community heroes.
The Hawth offers a diverse programme of top quality arts and entertainment throughout the year. It’s always been part of our philosophy to encourage participation in the arts and there are opportunities to get involved in everything from dance, theatre, music, art and creative writing amongst many other activities taking place at the venue.

Every event at The Hawth relies on the support of the community to succeed. Whether it’s those who attend the vibrant, fun-packed festivals featuring local performers or the children from the area taking to the stage in our record-breaking pantomime. Then there are the dedicated Friends volunteers who give up their time to welcome our customers, the Audio Description team who assist our blind and partially sighted patrons and the local groups who use the venue to put on their own shows. The Hawth is proof that hard work, dedication and passion pays off.

Congratulations to all those who have been nominated, well done to the winners and a huge thank you to all of you for attending this very special celebration.                    Box Office : 01293 553636

The 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 post event two-page picture special to be incuded in the Crawley Observer. Good luck to all nominees and our thanks to those who take the time to make nominations.