If you would like to apply for funding or to submit an application for tender and have started drafting your form, why not show it to our capacity building team; they can provide you with tips and suggestions on how to improve it to make your bid successful, share templates and examples and signpost to useful resources (

Advice on Outcomes from the Big Lottery

A key thing to get right in your funding application is keeping your outcomes clear specific and realistic. Read more

Information on where to find funding

There is always lots of information on funding and local commissioning opportunities in our free weekly e-bulletin CVA Updates which comes out each Monday. We have also compiled some funding opportunities, to access please click on the Latest Funding Opportunities above.

Partnerships & Fund Management

Partnership is the name of the game when it comes to winning bids and CVA has worked proactively to try and support local groups to come together as consortia or put in partnership bids. 

CVA also supports its partners to bring extra funding into Croydon VCS – via the Croydon Commitment to Grassroots Trust grants by managing the funds in a way that makes them accessible to all.

In 2016 The Grassroots Trust distributed £11,798 to six local groups.