More funding for Crawley to help tackle coronavirus

Crawley is to receive an additional £510,000 to help with coronavirus-related costs.

Overall the area has been given £2.38m since the start of the pandemic to ensure key services are kept running with West Sussex as a whole receiving £74.09m.

The funding is not ring-fenced meaning local leaders will choose how to spend the money.

Henry Smith, MP for Crawley said: “The additional £510,000 announced for Crawley Borough Council is hugely welcome and will ease financial pressures on the local authority and ensure it’s able to continue providing vital services this winter.
“Just like the support being provided for people whose jobs are at risk – with over £200 billion so far to protect jobs, incomes and businesses throughout and beyond this pandemic – the Government is keeping its promise to local authorities and ensuring they have the resources they need to continue supporting people.”

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