Welcome to the Friends of the Crown website.
In early 2023 The Crown Inn closed and we aim to re-open it as a Community Pub.
Our mission is to secure The Crown Inn as a thriving community owned business servicing Grewelthorpe and surrounding areas as a pub and broader community asset for the long term.
We want to ensure social inclusion for all our residents by providing a safe, warm and welcoming evironment for all local residents and visitors.
An Update on Progress – 14th February 2024
On Friday of last week (9th February) we submitted an application to the Community Ownership Fund (COF) for a Revenue Support Grant.
The Revenue Support Grant, if successful, will help fund the work we need to undertake to apply for the main capital grant from COF. This will include various building surveys, the cost of converting to a Community Benefit Society, and obtaining Community Share Standard Mark, which gives investors assurance that our share issue is operated to the highest standards.
We were invited to apply for this grant by COF themselves, which we take to be a positive sign. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear back from them.
Meanwhile, the property remains on the market and we are progressing our plans for a community purchase, encouraged by the success of other nearby projects such as The Old Horn at Spennithorne and The Travellers Rest at Skeeby.