CVSA is the collective voice for about 1,300 voluntary groups and communities in Croydon and brings them together to decide how to take forward issues that are central to their existence and delivery in the borough.

Recently it has been instrumental in our VCS response to Covid-19, which explores how local groups – whose futures are now under threat – can be funded to sustain their work in Croydon’s hardest-hit communities. Covid-19 has definitely exposed issues of health, race and economic inequality that demand a rethink of how we support local residents in taking life-changing steps towards better physical, mental and financial health. This CVA report was. drawn up in consultation with our CEO Support Group.

In 2019 and 2020 the CVSA embraced important local topics, including violent crime, young people and the 2020-2023 Community Fund.