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Community involvement

Let's FACE it! community projects

Let’s FACE it! (Focus Action for Crawley’s Environment) is a council initiative that supports local people and businesses in improving their environment. There are three ways you can do this:

  • Suggest a project that betters the environment to your ward councillor or to us
  • Organise a community litter pick
  • Apply for an Environmental Grant

The aim of the initiative is to increase levels of community cohesion and social inclusion, and help make neighbourhoods cleaner and greener.

Let’s FACE it! project

If you have an idea for a project in your area, contact your Ward Councillor or our Let’s FACE it! Coordinator.

If the project is approved we help you and councillors to organise and promote your event, provide tools and equipment, health and safety advice and access to specialist knowledge and skills.

Types of projects

  • Cleaning up an eye-sore, and keeping it clean
  • Improving the way a neighbourhood looks
  • Planting trees and wildflowers to screen unattractive buildings and encourage wildlife
  • Creating interesting areas for children’s play
  • Organising community events by groups such ‘Friends groups’ or residents associations

Environmental Grants

Your community group could be entitled of a grant of up to £500 for an environmental project.

Money from the grant could go towards tools to maintain a flower bed, resources to organise a litter picking session, or plants for a communal garden.

If your community organisation would like to receive up to £500 towards an environmental project, fill in the form and email it to Matthew Gaffar, Let’s FACE it! Coordinator at the Town Hall.

Community and voluntary group litter picks

We are happy to support any individuals and local groups that have an interest in keeping their local area clean and tidy.

We can offer:

  • Rubbish sacks
  • Loan of litter pickers, gloves and high-visibility vests
  • Free collection of any litter picked up after the event

Groups wishing to take part should organise their own risk assessments and insurance.

If you are interested in getting involved or would like some help and guidance then email Matthew Gaffar or call 01293 438102.