Neighbourhood Improvement Fund
The Neighbourhood Improvement Fund is part of the Community Infrastructure Levy, which is paid by developers to fund infrastructure, facilities and services to benefit the local community.
Projects we're interested in funding
- Accessibility Projects and Improvements – i.e. making community spaces easier to access
- Turning waste space into community areas
- Improvements to Community Buildings/ resident facilities in shared spaces
- Community Art projects – Murals, Sculpture etc.
- Community Safety Projects – improvements to lighting, landscaping etc.
- Energy Efficiency initiatives
- Improvements supporting wildlife and green spaces
- Non-physical play (e.g. painted games on courtyards)
- Physical equipment in community spaces – play parks, outdoor gyms etc.
- Planting improvements - wildflowers and trees.
- Recycling projects
- Sustainable services for those with more specific needs
To be considered for Crawley Borough Council funding you must first raise 25% of your project costs. The Council may pledge up to 50% of the total project target, capped at £5,000. Read our Funding Guide here.
The outcomes of our fund
Projects must benefit the people of Crawley.
Priority will be given to the following:
- Helps improve the local environment and public spaces
- Helps meet the demands that development places on the need for community services and facilities within the town.
- Demonstrates added benefits for the town, e.g. using local businesses or skills of local people.