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The Voluntary and Community Sector Manifesto for Croydon is ready and was given a seal of approval by Mayor Perry, who assured us it will inform the Council’s future VCS Commissioning plans. Join us on 21 July at the next CVSA meeting.

One post is to be based in Croydon North West and another in Croydon South West. Monday 6th June 2022 deadline.

The NHS London Violence Reduction Programme is launching a new specialist Social Prescribing Pathway for children and young people at risk of violence in London

Offering local communities a special one-off TV Licence dispensation

Phase 2 of the above programme is now open with a deadline of 8n April 2022 @5pm

A campaing supporting older victims of domestic abuse - extended until 22 March 2022, 12pm

Coming to Broad Green for the first ever year a competition for the best display of natural plants and flowers visible to all your community, closing date 20 June 2022

Expressions of interest invited for the above Mayor of London's programme, supported by Beyond Sport, deadline 25 March 2022

A new Met initiative to help keep women safe

CVA withdraws nomination to Pride of Croydon to back up our community partners.

CVA has in the region of £74,000 each to distribute to local community groups, as part of the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities COVID vaccine champions small grant fund.

Croydon Council is offering the opportunity for an organisation to take on the management of Harlow Community Hall, Norbury on a long (up to 25 years) full repairing and insuring lease by way of Community Asset Transfer (CAT)

Croydon Mencap offers support for parent carers of children with any kind of disability as well as carers of adults with a learning disability. Some of their upcoming events and groups are:

Since 2018, the One Croydon Alliance has commissioned Age UK Croydon to deliver the Personal Independence Coordinator (PICs) programme. The clients were previously regular attendees at GPs or hospital services. The aim of this service to help clients become more independent.

CVA is a local infrastructure body, championing our communities, volunteers and organisations. Read our Statement of Purpose to understand how we see our role.

Registration is now open for the above event

Find out where to get one of the above in Croydon

Our great James Moore has been nominated as one of three finalists for the "Best Link Worker of the Year 2022" award

Sayer Vincent have offered a series of webinars to help you manage your charity's finances covering tax, vat, gift aid, fraud, and much more. They are now offering groups an opportunity to watch the recordings of the sessions

Vodafone will be providing connectivity in the form of SIM cards

Asking for your views on violence reduction

The NHS in South West London is setting up two seperate but closely aligned public websites and would like your feedback

The Microsoft donation programme is ending for On-Premise licenses, read how you can maximise your donated licences for the next year

Find out more about the sessions Clear Community Web are offering locally

Read about the low uptake of the flu vaccination and where you can book the mobile vaccination tean

Offered to community sport organisations under the Sport and Serious Youth Violence Steering Group - bit of a tight deadline

Two Government backed prgorammes helping small businesses

Takes place between 18-25 January this year

Oaks Foundation working in partnership with Trust for London to offer grants and micro grants from February 2022

An opportunity to express your interst in the pilot Care Homes Coordinators in Croydon

Charities are being invited to apply for grants of up to £2,000 from a new £3m fund aimed at organisations making football more accessible at a grassroots level.

Funding to employ and manage six ICN+ Care Home Coordinators.

The Oak Foundation and Trust for London are developing plans for a strategic initiative to strengthen advocacy by with and for people with experience of Temporary Accommodation (TA), and ultimately to make better use of TA.

Croydon Council Adult Social care is offering an opportunity to all suitably qualified local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) to support local residents by supporting the Winter Pressure Check Calls programme which will look to check on and help the most vulnerable residents within Croydon.

In her first annual report since the Covid-19 outbreak, Rachel Flowers praises Croydon residents, communities, schools and businesses for their continued strength and determination, while making a number of recommendations for Croydon to bounce back as a fairer place.

Eligible residents in urgent financial need can apply for support with food, gas and electricity top ups, other essentials.

A six week programme taking place in a secure women only environment in Croydon

Croydon Council to protect Community Fund for another year into 2023.

Care To Listen are recruiting counsellors who can work in a wide range of languages to be part of a new IAPT Multi Ethnic Counselling Service in Croydon.

The newly formed Unscripted TV Skills Fund has announced a suite of new programmes to address industry skill shortages.

Expressions of interest by 13 December 2021

Expressions of interest to the above fund close at midday on 7 December 2021

The Sustainable Thornton Heath group has secured funding from the National Lottery to establish a monthly pop-up 'Sustainable Living Hub' starting in the Spring for a whole year.

The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen's reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK.

As winter days approach sit back and relax by watching a roaring log fire on YouTube and help raise funds for Shelter at no cost to yourself.

Learn new skills, reach more customers and boost your profits

Why not take advantage of our Christmas Wrap Service and take your presents home all wrapped up?

Please support our Croydon at Christmas appeal

Do you have the skills to help a young person as a crucial time in their life?

Artist Michelle Baharier brings lockdown to life at her solo exhibition at Sprout Arts, 74 Moyser Rd, London SW16 6SQ - in the Furzedown area

Girls Rock London are offering the above to young women, trans, and non-binary youth aged 1116

There will be 8-10 grants of up to £8,000 available to explore young people's access to youth services with an information session taking place 17 November 2021

A fundraising programme and support for BME groups.....few limited spaces available

The above group are meeting weekly to hear about key issues

Local charities, community groups, and food banks have until 5 December to register to receive surplus food donations from Aldi this Christmas and New Year.

Opportunity for those who have applied to this programme but tight deadline to amend your exisiting application - 21 November 2021

CVA invites you to the launch of our new Active Communities Hub - book your space now and join in the free activities

The Childhood Trust are looking for charities that have an existing supporter base and an appetite to engage with them and the public

This survey is for community, faith, and voluntary sector groups who are working directly with Afghan communities in London.

Air hockey, table tennis, and football games tables are offered free to anyone who can collect before 1 November 2021

Over the Summer a proposal for kidney services improving kidney care at St. Helier's and St. George's hospitals

A multi sensory journey taking place from 25th - 30th October 2021, celebrating Black History Month

Torchlight Ministries are looking for donations

Start it Right aim to create stimulating environments to engage young people in Croydon through informal learning and play

Find out what they are offering in November.....

Age UK Croydon have launched a great new schedule of in-person and online events

Healthwatch Croydon showcase their work with the Healthy London Partnership on patient insight to help GP access not just in Croydon but across London

Now open to applications

An opportunity for organisations to be part of a potentially ground-breaking research project

A 2 days youth MHFA course for adults working with children and young people

Sessions offered at The Hive on Wednesdays, free and a hot lunch is included

If your organisation would like to invite someone from the above campaign to come along and talk about the referendum they can get in touch

This survey is to identify the current offers of social prescribing/ identify gaps and see how current offers can be expanded across Greater London and will take you 3-5 minutes to complete

If you are unemployed with a disability in the Croydon area, visit this FREE Disability Confident Jobs Fair to meet local employers and more!

Looking for volunteers to join their Online Cancer Insight Panel

A range of free online training sessions that groups from Croydon can join

Fantastic opportunty to offer free training on saving money on energy bills

The above invitation is for grant making organisations only

Government has launched a £680 million funding package available to NHS organisations and health care partnerships across England to support technology projects.

Funding for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across England to continue, adapt or expand existing activity that reaches groups at higher risk of loneliness, especially those most affected by the pandemic.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust has several funds now open

The above project supports residents with their domestic energy bills

The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACCA) has been working tirelessley to support Afghans in the UK pleading for assistance with bringing families targeted by the Taliban over to the UK.

If your organisation works with young people why not apply for a £2,000 grant

£5 tickets available for 'The Ruggeds' on 15, 16, and 17 September 2021

This year's theme 'Powered by Women' aims to shine a spotlight on local women-led organisations and inspiring women leaders making a meaningful difference in their communities.

The next meeting of the Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance (CVSA) takes place on 21 October 2021 and is the sixth in the series of CVSA meetings meeting with the Council on Croydon's financial challenges and plans for inclusive sustainable growth

Croydon Refugee Day Centre is making an appeal for new and good quality pre-worn clothing for refugees from Afghanistan

South London and Maudsley Trust has been rated good by the above body

A round up of appeals launched to help the people of Afghanistan

There are three lots to tender for, deadline 6 September 2021, @12noon

As a result of the pandemic, the Government has said it will provide free PPE to unpaid carers in England who are not living with the person they are caring for, to ensure they can continue to care with adequate personal protective equipment.

Taking place between 4th - 29th October 2021- get involved - get Croydon working again!

The Government have announced a new advice hub to help disabled people understand their employment rights

Since its launch in 2018, the Stormzy Scholarship has provided financial support to two UK black students each year, which has helped to transform their University experience

Announcing dates and this year's theme...

Some more summer fun activities on offer throughout the borough ple

Peabody are seeking a parter to manage the BedZed Pavilion community space in Hackbridge. Deadline 30 August 2021

A free work at your own pace programme from Future Learn...

Graduate work ready week takes place from 16th - 20th August

The European Mile is a campaign designed to reach out to those who have been inactive or less active during the last 15 months, is open to everyone to get involved in and can be used as a stimulus for getting groups active together and including everyone.

Do you want to run a project that encourages walking and cycling in your community?

Funding is to be made available to enable the delivery of more football pitches and facilities in UK communities.

S. W. London Clinical Commissioning Group are rolling out the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history

Following the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, the process for completing right-to-work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens has now changed.

Microgrants from the National Lottery Community Fund

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre is located in the green belt in Croydon and has over 60 acres of ancient woodland. They are looking to link in with community groups, young and elderly to offer their resources.

Two local Food Stop partners, Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church Purley and St Francis Church Selsdon are in need of food supplies.

Croydon Council have defined a new action plan to support Croydon's 127 care homes based on residents, staff, and friends and family insight from first COVID lockdown.

The team has now vaccinated given over 320,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Croydon residents and this is in no small part down to the hard work of our fantastic GPs and their teams in our six GP-led vaccination centres.

Bookings now being taken

The Lioness Circle - a specialist domestic abuse service is recruiting and fundraising!

The future is bright for young people who are involved with the innovative Croydon Community Partnership Against Trauma Programme

As part of efforts at reducing knife crime among young black people and to promote education, YOUNGevity UK LTD is organising a free online tuition to support children and young people during the summer holidays.

Download a guide on how to join in on the above

There are a lot of activities going on around Croydon to celebrate and raise awareness of Refugee Week which takes place from 14th - 20th June 2021

Charities that identify as Black-led are eligible to apply to this fund, deadline 25 June 2021

Virgin Media 02 have launched the 'Together Fund'

Free training programme funded by Mayor of London

Brand new art challenge in support of the above initiative

Charities have until 14 June to apply for one of 500 grants to support environmental and community belonging projects that will inspire people across the UK to get together and create positive change as the nation emerges from the pandemic.

Croydon's Young Volunteers work raises profile of Mental Health Impact of Covid-19

To provide people with the very best mental health care and support, South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust are developing a new five-year strategy and would like partners, stakeholders, service users, their carers, families and friends, to have their say by getting involved and shaping it.

The NSPCC is asking people to fundraise through play events with the launch of Childhood Day

An update on our Volunteer Centre....

Optivo would welcome ideas from community organisations on using a space in North-East Croydon

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

Do you have a great idea for a fun outdoor project?

Available to children in Croydon who are aged between 5 - 11

Help draw funding into Croydon through the 'Safer Streets Fund' by completing a questionnaire

Reaching out to local community groups and charities offering services to those who have had Covid-19 and are not recovering as quicky as they had hoped

The Government has announced how it will further support schools, colleges, and universities in supporting the mental health of students

Calling all volunteers in Croydon to take up this fantastic opportunity with the England and Wales Cricket Board to help your community to get fit and active

Music Relief Foundation are offering the above wellbeing programme suitable for 16 to 25 years old

The London Metropolitan University (based in Islington) are offering the above

Offered at Good Food Matters

During the Holy month of Ramadan, the Muslim community take part in fasting. This means that from sunrise to sunset, there is no eating or drinking (not even water)

Refugee Week takes place from 14 - 20 June 2021 and we have opportunities for funding activities

The Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CioF) have published two new pieces of guidance on events and community fundraising activities and cash collections

Looking for people 50+ who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and who use community based services/groups, also for workers and volunteers with thse groups

Ramadan starts either 12 or 13 April in 2021

The Croydon One Postcode project are making a documentary film and are looking for presenters, photographers, film makers, video editors, and journalists

Are you a BAME-led London-based organisation? Help BTEG improve the relationship between the National Probation Service and BAME-led orgs by taking a survey. Deadline 9 April 2021

Over Half A Million South West London Residents Protected Against Covid-19

Crydon Libraries was recently awarded funding to deliver the Reading Friends project, a Reading Agency UK-wide programme, developed with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Top tips to help you have confident conversations about the Covid-19 vaccine

The above scheme has been extended in March's budget until the end of June 2021

Details of the Budget

Read what is allowed from 8 March - 21 June 2021

The above offers: free training on flexible employment for all staff; free consultancy to help you develop family friendly and flexible working policies; information on how to access childcare support for your team; free monthly networking sessions for you to join

Following an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health Croydon are asking residents who live in the New Addington and Fieldway area to get a Covid-19 test, whether they are experiencing symptoms or no

Funding programmes to support the UK's Armed Forces communities with post COVID recovery, with initial application rounds starting in April 2021.

Help shape the new four-year pan-London Grants Programme 2022-2026 by completing a survey - deadline 26 February 2021

Resources to dispel myths about the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

South West London CCG currently have vaccine sites available for funeral operatiives and South West London

Funders are committing to a new campaign to be more flexible and make grant processes simpler and more transparent.

My Fitability are holding their first of 6 weekly "COVID - 19 RECOVERY CLASS" this Wednesday 17th February 2021 starting at 11am

Applicants are advised to prepare their bids now

How are you coping during Covid-19 lockdown?

A new funding pilot designed to boost London's high streets and civic centres through increasing the number of community businesses is accepting applications

A message from Rachel Flowers, Director of Public Health Croydon, on the new Croydon Sports Arena Covid-19 testing centre

An update on the above from Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive and Place Based Leader for Health for Croydon, and from Dr Agnelo Fernandes, GP Borough Lead for Croydon, NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group

Croydon Council has launched an online survey asking residents how they use the libraries and what their views are on proposals to close 5 libraries

An outreach project for young people aged 13-19

Our Volunteer Centre are currently recruiting for vaccine support volunteers and there is also an opportunity at John Ruskin College

A group of Croydon charities has issued a joint statement in opposition to the Council's proposal to cut voluntary and community sector (VCS) services, submitted by CVA.

The process for the vaccines explained and your questions answered

Stats about the serious Covid situation in Croydon and information on how you can stay safe

Read about experiences of those using shielding services in Croydon

A new £100 million scheme for students to study and do work placements across the world will replace the UK's participation in Erasmus+.

With a 19th Jan deadline, £1,000-£5,000 grants on offer by One Croydon Alliance

This Croydon Council's guidance includes Tier 4 rules, Testing and Council services during the festive period, support for the homeless, emotional support for adults and young people.

Please be advised that from immediately the hospital has implemented the undernoted policy involving visitors to the Trust

London is now experiencing the highest rates of Covid-19 anywhere in the country and in our borough, cases are rising rapidly.

London Community Foundation are committing £2m to support BME-led organisations providing employment, enterprise and financial health support in London

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. This will give you the best protection against coronavirus.

A joint initiative to prevent people becoming mentall unwell as a resut of Covid-19

Offering grants to charities and community group supporting people with disabilities

The above is an online way to easy access to adult support services, activities, and information all in one place

CVA will try to capture all the lockdown and Christmas activity going on, updating information in the Coronavirus Support Service section of our website as we go into lockdown again.

A new COVID workforce fund will be made available to support with costs of staff absences in schools and colleges

A new 'Community at Risk' fund to protect grassroots cultural centres social clubs, youth, education, etc opening in the New Year

A free programme offering 1:2:1 support, group workshops, employer-led activities

JAGS Foundation are helping young people, parens and carers prepare for the future

A thank you to NHS staff

The above 8 week course starts in January and there are currently spaces left

For people over 18 with a learning difficulty, ADHD, and autism

Care to Listen are offering an entry level basic counselling course starting on 8 January 2021

local group working to tackle youth violence

A programme of tailored employability support

A message to all from Cllr Hamida Ali, Leader of the Council

Protection Approaches have been funded by the Mayor of London to offer the above

Students now have more time to prepare for their exams next year, as most AS, A levels and GCSEs will be held 3 weeks later to help address the disruption caused by the pandemic

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as Furlough Scheme) has been extended for a month and the Job Support Scheme has been postponed until the Furlough Scheme ends

The third round of the above scheme to encourage blood and transplant donation is launching on 30 October 2020

The above emission zone is exapnding from 25 October 2021. Have you checked your vehicle?

Introduction to Gardening and Food Growing and Fork to Plate starting soon

The above will be located at Addington Community Association car park, Central Parade, New Addington

Kings College London are looking for adults to take part in an online research study into health and wellbeing in the above communities

New project starting soon - Keep in Touch

Gateway Services offers residents support in times of difficulty and crisis

Club Soda are a local groups of adults with learning disabilities creating exciting social and creative opportunities in Croydon

Community leaders are aiming for 1,000 residents to 'take the pledge' on World Mental Health Day

Free courses for parents

Would your organisation be able to give a young person a KICKSTART?

Events taking place in and around Croydon

2020 was scheduled as a year to refresh the Charity Governance Code following three years after its launch in 2017

New restrictions were announced 22 September 2020

CVA, the BME Forum, CNCA and ARCC conducted a short survey in August this year, which was completed by 87 local VCS groups, on the impact of Covid19 on their organisations and beneficiaries

part of the 'NHS is here for you' campaign

Redthread is a charity that aims to help young people break the cycle of violence in their lives

Take action to prepare for 1 January 2021

Recent global events have meant that many now realise, we live, play and work in unfair and often inequitable communities across the borough, Croydon Council is looking for YOUR views on the above

Do you have what it takes to help people with their mental health?

Croydon People First are local people with learning disabilities supporting each other

Employers can now check to see if they are eligible to apply for a grant to fund a work placement for a young person

RASASC is a registered charity dedicated to providing services to female survivors of sexual violence.

Back bigger and better but tight deadline to apply - 31 August 2020

MeLearning offers free online courses to residents and organisations based in Croydon

A fast growing and powerful Croydon alliance, working to support families and teens in trauma, includes groups such as Jubilee Parenting and Ment4. Read more information in the Parental Army Resource Sheet 2020.

Virtual sessions for 8-19 year olds, or up to 24 years for those with learning difficulties/disabilities

In addition to extra resources Transport for London are encouraging schoolchildren to walk, cycle, and scoot to school

Loans are available for SMEs and third sector organisations in the UK that are at risk of not continuing planned or existing innovation activity due to a lack of funds directly related to COVID-19.

Arts Council England is set invite applications for repayable finance for arts, museums and heritage sectors that are at risk of collapse because of the coronavirus restrictions. Opening 21 August

City & Guilds Level 2 Award are offered over 3 webinars per course

The above service is a new support service dedicated to helping female BAME victims of domestic abuse in Croydon.

Do you love wildlife and working outdoors? You may be interested in a career in nature conservation?

TWIN Group are offering the above for ESOL trainers and volunteers who haven't got a formal qualification or need to get a TESOL qualification

Cassandra Learning Centre (CLC) want to hear young people's experiences of lockdown

Transport for All would love to hear stories and examples from disabled people in Croydon about how changes that emerged as a result of the Croydon's Streetspace Improvement Programme (CSIP) affect their daily experiences.

The National Lottery Community Fund has committed £1.4m to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children and the development and delivery of a new black and ethnic minority-led fund to support communities and BAME leadership practice in England.

Croydon People First is a local group of people with learning difficulties supporting each other

Can you give your feedback on 'return to play'?

The Charity Commission is to launch a new online register of charities replacing the two that are currently available

Youth cautions and multiple conviction rule to be removed from automatic disclosure

Charity webinars are proving vital for charities to continue to run their services, read some advice from Charity Digital

Although the above doesn't launch until November they are accepting applications now for the new service

The Garwood Foundation are a local charity promoting the care, welfare, and interests of disabled adults and children

Bereavement cafes meet every Monday and death cafes meet Wednesdays - they are both continuing throughout August except for the bank holiday

Croydon Council are developing a new Equality, Strategy, and Equality Objectives and are looking for feedback and comments

Free day camps in August with healthy lunch included

Open to unemployed residents in Croydon/Bromley

The above series of workshops are for women and girls experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence in Croydon

Crystal Palace Community Trust are offering activities from 27 July 2020

Public Health Croydon highlight some key recent changes

From 1 August the free TV licence for people over 75 will only be available for those who claim Pension Credit.

ACAS have published a return to the workplace process map

Funding activities taking place during the summer and autumn, applications on a first come, first served basis until end of July 2020

National Private Fostering Week takes place from 13 - 17 July 2020

New guidance has been issued on the above on 6 July 2020

Croydon BME Forum in partnership with The Helpful VA are launching the first edition of the Croydon Black Minority and Ethnic Forum Business Directory today - Wednesday 8th July 2020.

Kids Wild Adventure Club for childfren aged 6 - 11, dates still available to book

The Chancellor has announced plans to protect jobs and businesses facing closure in a statement delivered against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of the autumn 2020 budget and spending review.

How have you been during lockdown?

Croydon Council wants your thoughts, ideas, and feedback on the above to help share its long term plans

A free phone consultation service for teachers/school staff working with children available July, September, and October

Floating Counselling has added another project to their 'Floating Necessity Support' which they started 2018, but developed during covid19

Over the last fourteen weeks the Selsdon Food Hub project has brought together partners from the public, private and voluntary /faith sectors to provide vital lockdown services to elderly and vulnerable residents living in the Selsdon area.

The This Girl Can Croydon project has been adapted due to the current circumstances. Organisations are now being encouraged to apply for funding to deliver online physical activities targeting women living in Croydon aged 16-60 who are currently physically inactive.

Museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues across the country are to be protected with emergency grants and loans.

The City of London Corporations' charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, has told charities that they can use its funding for core day-to-day running costs to help them through the Covid-19 crisis.

The Information Commissioners Office have published 6 key steps for organisations to think about when lifting lockdown measures

The Government has introduced the above bill to relieve the burden on businesses and to support economic recovery

eBay is launching a training programme to help charity retailers make the most of e-commerce opportunities

Covid-19 has 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.

Schools and local authorities in England can apply for additional support to provide vouchers to pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The above festival is gong online this year

Launching today (17 June 2020) at 16.45 for young people in Croydon

We are looking for friendly enthusiastic volunteers who would love to support their community as Croydon reopens to the public

Croydon council have a number of children who originate from Albania and whose needs can be best cared for by Foster carers who have an understanding of their background and culture

Refugee stories of resilience, creativity, sport and their contribution during lockdown and pandemic

Latest news from the above local group

Ray MIchael John Harvey-Amer, a long time resident of Croydon who worked tirelessly for the LGBT community in the borough died at the end of May.

Opportunity for Students Graduating in Art and Design

Self Employment Support Scheme extended and Furlough Scheme amended

Selsdon Food Hub are urgently looking for a new kitchecn

During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a marked increase in online scams

Facilities operated by charities could be eligible for £10,000 from the small grant business fund

General visiting is still very restricted in the hospital

Eldon currently have vacancies in Extra Care schemes in Addiscombe and Central Croydon plus in their Ordinary Sheltered scheme in Central Croydon

The Government has published details of how domestic abuse and sexual violence support services in England and Wales can apply for a share of the £25 million extra funding due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Culture Secretary has announced that £150 million will be taken from dormant bank and building society accounts to help support the UK's charities and social enterprises whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis

NHS charities are set to benefit from hundreds of thousands of pounds for PPE donations made earlier this year

Some do''s and don't's to keep you safe

Empowering Tamil Families are offering a lot of support to the Tamil Community in Croydon

Purley Cross Centre are offering limited services

Small and medium-size charities will be able to apply on the National Lottery Community Fund website from 10 am on Friday 22 May when the NLCF funding page goes live

New funding for community-based charities and charities supporting the most vulnerable across the UK

The above fund is now open to applications, deadline 29 May 2020, midday

You can download a summary of Government guidance and also a 'Plan to Rebuild' from Croydon Council

Recruitment doesn't stop during the Coronavirus...

Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500, for an additional four months.

St Christopher's are offering several zoom cafes during May and June that you can join in to get support

A 9 week course starting next week

A discretionary fund has been set up to accommodate certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grant funds scheme.

Help and support is available for victims of modern slavery

The Family Justice Centre and are running a new awareness campaign with Croydon Police starting Monday 12 May

Services for young people including counselling, workshops, tips, and a challenge

A list of funding opportunities, a short survey to take, then book onto one of our funding webinars....

Download the latest from Croydon People First

People seeking help with housing, debt, discrimination and employment problems will benefit from a £5.4m boost thanks to new government funding.

Getting funding to groups best placed to support their communities during the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak whilst still honouring current commitments.

Loans and investment to help get emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged parts of the UK

The funding will help protect and support survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, vulnerable children, and victims of modern slavery.

The above programme is still running in Croydon

This year Ramadan takes place from 23/24 April until 23/24 May

An update on community support in Selsdon

Find out more about the above and if it could help you raise funds for your organisation/cause

Some guidance on using PPE and also information about the hub for non shielded vulernable people

A £100 million programme of loans and investment is being put together to help get emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged parts of the UK that are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of the 52 GP practices in Croydon are in need of scrubs. Can you help?

Taking place tomorrow (15 April) @10.30am

Covering topics such as.....

£370m will go to smaller local charities through the National Lottery Community Fund

Online activities for children, young people, and families

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has published guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Government has announced today (7 April) that it will make extra funding available for schools to cover unforeseen additional costs incurred, including cleaning and keeping schools open over Easter.

The National Lottery Community Fund has issued a statement about its funding priorities over the next six months.

Cassandra Learning Centre are delivering free hot meals - meat and vegetable - on selected dates in April

Age UK Croydon have produced 2 briefings - one on updated benefits and the new 'Getting Access to Money and Shopping Briefing'

Updates from South London & Maudsley (SLAM) NHS Foundation Trust on adapting in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

The above food support group have delivered 140 food packages to vulnerable residents in the first week

Look Ahead and Support have set up a Covid 19 Hostel in Croydon as part of the GLA rough sleepers Covid 19 resonse

Volunteering Matters, in partnership with NCVO, Acevo and others, have launched an initiative to connect voluntary organisations to the right people, skills and resources to support their response to Covid-19

The main duties of being a trustee

For office users and hirers of CVA's Centres

Update regarding their grant programme

Several resources available in a choice of languages - Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu, and Welsh

Regular events take place each week at the above place

A new £500,000 grant will be launched in April to help organisations better support victims of terrorism.

South West London Law Centre is still open and offering support...just in a different way

In addition to the incredibly generous number of food donations being made, we are now starting to receive financial donations

Some useful information and resources from NCVO

Clear Community Web is offering support and advice with tasks like online shopping, video chat and online forms. Also on offer are classes via Zoom on Digital Skills for Seniors every Wednesday starting 1 April 2020

The Croydon Safeguarding Children Partnership have produced a Covid-19 Safeguarding Information resource

Croydon Covid-19 Mutual Aid is a group of over 3,000 Croydon residents who are volunteering to help their neighbours through coronavirus.

Local emergency support numbers

The Prince's Trust is continuing to work with young peole online and over the phone

Counselling, befriending, emotional/spiritual support, food provision - preparation and delivery on offer in New Addington

Although the Job Centre Doors are closed for face to face appointments there is stil a lot of work taking place processing claims and payments will be unaffected

Grants for not for profits who work with care leavers, prison leavers, refugees, homeless people, and those with substance dependencies deadline 31 March 2020

Services detailed below are still running for the homeless

Guidance to support those using prepayment meters and who cannot leave their homes

Contacts for Croydon families who need urgent help

Transport For London have issued a 'do not travel' poster in different languages

What will changes to the above hospitals mean for Croydon residents?

Each store will have funds to support your local community based on the local needs

Current Position re Covid-19 from key organisations in Croydon

Covering suspension of all activities and congregational prayers

Also covering advice during Ramadan

Up to date information on the above

Contacts for families needing urgent help with the above

If you need to travel - contact details for the travel service

For families need urgent support with gas/electric bills

Age UK Croydon are rolling out their community proramme

Although this video is aimed at supporting older people it is relevant for all

Free resouces for people you support

Temporary working arrangements during Covid 19

A new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be set up to help pay people's wages

GTR - Southern Railway collect a significant amount of bicycles that are abandoned on station property; after all legal waiting periods expire they have a store of unclaimed bicycles to dispose of every month.

Funding announced to help local authorities in England to support rough sleepers during the coronavirus outbreak.

New measures include unlimited loans and guarantees to support businesses and help them manage cash flows

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) will continue to provide counselling and advocacy services to clients over the phone during the outbreak.

Southern Rail are donating bicycles that have been abandoned on station property

Did you know that The Garwood Foundation has an accessible caravan available for hire?

Giving World redirects new business end-of-line and discontinued stock (e.g. warm clothing, food, toiletries) for free to the most deprived communities in the UK.

Starting with a free information/training event on 17 March 2020

Applications to join the above approved list can be made each year between 1 February and 31 March

The draft Children, Young People and Families plan is now out for consultation. Deadline to respond is 4 March.

Small charities make tempting and potentially easy targets for digital fraudsters, extortionists and other cyber criminals, and that's because they often lack the resources that larger charities and businesses can devote to cyber security.

New funding to keep getting apprentices into opportunities

Some useful advice from Croydon Council

Inactive Experts needed aged over 65!!

Warnings on variants to supplier details and changes to payroll information, and also a warning not to abbreviate the year 2020

Free haircuts at half term in Thornton Heath

Young people, aged between 12 and 17, who want to raise their voice and have a say in Croydon's future can now apply to be the borough's next Young Mayor. Deadline 29 February

Age UK Croydon have six desks available

A homeless hub set up by Croydon Council offering 24-hour, 365-day help to get rough sleepers off the streets has received continued Government funding for an extra year

The above briefing looks at the scale and nature of children's food insecurity in London

Chair-based and standing/dance movement programme for older people

You can now download and read the above report

Looking at how prepared the voluntary sector are

Looking for trustees and a treasurer

Croydon University Hospital are looking for volunteers to join the above team

Join the fight to end homelessness

Information sessions are taking place about the above fund, although places are full you can sign up to receive future updates

There are three funds you can apply for. Funding can be for new projects or significant expansion of existing ones. Deadline for all is 4 February

New dates have been announced for the above free classes for older people

What would you want Croydon to be like in 2030?

Croydon Healthy Homes is still taking referrals from home owners and those renting from private landlords

Do you have a strong desire to help others?

Open to Clarion residents aged 17-25 who are passionate about their community

Grants available to support projects for up to 12 months in 6 London Boroughs - Croydon is one of them. Deadline 3 February 2020

A new fund for civil society groups will be launched on 14 January 2020

Larger charities should be preparing for the new changes to IR35 rules coming into force from April 2020

Open for nominations until 8 January 2020

The Coop Foundation are offering interest free loans for charitable and not for profit organisations for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces until the end of December

After a break of several months, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales have relaunched their grants programme with a 'simpler, more flexible and transparent approach' to help smaller charities be stronger and more effective.

There's lots of support and events taking place in Croydon over the festive period

The UK Parliament offers workshops and presentations on how to get your voice heard on the issues that matter most to you

Croydon Churches are starting a prayer initiative from midnight on 1 January 2020

CVA staff took part in the above workshop in November 2019 watch us put our learning into practice

A great opportunity to meet three funders and book a one to one

Do you have an innovative idea for how Croydon's subways could be transformed? @I Love Croydon is launching a new idea competition, and you could win £500!

New Hope for Life are offering the above

Save money and energy and keep your home warmer this winter

Clinks are currently offering a 20% reduction in their membership fee

RCCG The New Creation Assembly For All Nations (NECAN) is now part of the Looprun food outlet. They are offering lots of help to those in need on Sundays at Portland Road, South Norwood on Sundays

Our celebration of Croydon's Voluntary and Community Sector on 21st November at the Whitgift Centre was a real success. Lots of stalls of local community groups, guest speakers and a fantastic performance by the Rainbow across Borders choir were the highlights of the day.

Looking for feedback for our draft strategic plan

In advance of our 2019 AGM on 21 November which this year takes the form of a Community Showcase in the Whitgfit Centre, and at which we'll be launching our new Strategic Plan, here's a taster of CVA's latest thinking on the challenges facing our sector

2 day mental health first aid training for people living/working in New Addington/Fieldway within the voluntary and community sector

Election guidance from NAVCA for small charities

Offering investments of £25,000 - £150,000 to support organisations with a social mission

£5 and £10 tickets available @KILN Theatre, Kilburn

The Government has launched a £2m fund to help organisations tackling loneliness across the country

Satellite Club funding aims to increase the number of 14-19 year olds taking part regularly in physical activity and sport

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available, deadline 1 November 2019, 10am.

The Home Secretary has launched a £25 million fund to prevent burglary and theft in crime hotspots.

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project aims to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying

Young people and organisations can now sign up for the above

Trust for London and Crowdfunder launch 2nd campaign to 'make change happen' hitting poverty head on

Two days of dance performance, live music, and free events on 18 and 19 October 2019

The Government has announced a package of new measures to tackle county lines drugs gangs.

Round 3 of the Lioness Circle for women and girl survivors of abuse and violence is starting up week beginning 14 October

An opportunity for young people to tell their story on the big screen, deadline 14 October 2019, 9am

Particularly looking for foster carers for teenagers

ROUNDABOUT is a pop up festival taking place in Stratford showcasing some of the finest new theatre, stand-up comedy, live music, cabaret, magic, family shows and more

Tickets available for 11 and 12 October 2019

LLC have been given an amazing opportunity to work with Wolseley UK, a major employer with job opportunities across London!

Due to a lack of applications United Way UK are extending their deadline to 17 October

A new app to help you raise money from corporates

Looking for someone who can take a lead on legal matters

Bromley and Croydon Wome's Aid have been successful with funding from MOPAC to offer the above

Does your organisation raise enough money to carry out its services? Do you have the knowledge and skills for excellent fundraising?

Exploring young people's thoughts and ideas on knife crime

The celebration will consist of a sensational stage show and there is also an opportunity for you to book a community or business stall

Up to date guidance/resources for charities

An audition opportunity for young people and a free workshop for local dance teachers and dance artists

Sayer Vincent have provided an insight into risks that all trustees need to think about and have come up with 5 major risks: Impact, Reputation, Compliance, Financial sustainability, Specific risk.

Help to provide a world-class welcome to visitors during the tournament

Age UK Croydon are taking part in a popular gardening programme and need help transforming Thornton Heath Centre's garden

Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month, taking place in October

An opportunity for long term unemployed women who are interested in getting into construction

Open to all young people aged 8-18 who are in the care of Croydon Council and to care leavers up to the age of 25

NHS Croydon Commissioning Group are looking for volunteers to improve oral health in Croydon

A new issues-led programme offering six month support

Charity Digital News have compiled a list of social media platforms that you may find useful

Taking place at Lloyds Park on 1 September

Bereaved parents are spared children's burial and cremation costs

The Government has announced a Law Commission Review into marriage ceremonies reviewing how and where they can take place

Helping you to address the stigma of mental health and young people

Opening 2 September 2019

To celebrate the launch of the above impact measurement technology the first 3 months are free for not for profits signing up in August

An exciting new youth-led project recruiting young people

Taking place until 22 August

The Mayor of London and BCOMS (black collective of media in sports) are looking for young people aged 16-25 from under represented groups who have aspirations to work in sports media, deadline extended to 25 August.

Taking place from 5th - 27 August

Launching in September the above Trust Academy Fund will build on the success of previous rounds of funding awarded to successful academy trusts to help tackle underperformance and improve schools

The above fund will aim to build a network of people and communities well-placed to drive change within, between, and beyond their community to tackle the climate emergency.

Helping older people in Thornton Heath and Broad Green

A free capacity building programme now taking expressions of interest

Street Games are offering the following courses online: European Youth Health Champions; European Us Girls, Oneline Integration of Refugees through sport; MOVEment Spaces....

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project aims to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying. If you'd like to volunteer, training is taking place in September and October

A booklet written by young people about their mental health

Aims to support social ventures working with young people

Activities for young people/children aged 6-15 Wednesdays and Fridays in August

The council has opened a formal consultation on the proposed closure of St Andrew's school

This is the second phase and they are expecting to fund five to ten organisations to distribute the Phase 1 materials, promote and champion safeguarding safe culture, and enable local networking and self-support.

The Youth Engagement Team are offering free educational and recreathetional activities across the Borough

Taking place this year between 11th and 15th November

The purpose of the CLIP is to provide effective help at the earliest stage and to stop children progressing into statutory services, including the Youth Offending Service

The Anne Frank Trust UK is on the lookout for friendly and welcoming volunteers for the upcoming run of our exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition at the New Addington Centre from 8th - 19th July - tight deadline though

Anti Knife Crime Community Fund bids invited for funding up to £30,000 for projects delivering anti-knife crime interventions working with children and young people deadline 24 July

Is a specialist mentoring agency helping young people avoid involvement in crime and to settle into the community

The LVN App can promote your youth opportunities to 16-24 year olds

The Antoin Akpom Achievements Foundation are now open to young people aged 16-25

The above fund is now open to applications with a deadline of 5 July 2019, 5pm

The council wants to hear from you about why your local green spaces are important

Funding to diversify sport and physical activity coaches and volunteers within local communities across England - deadline 3 July

Croydon Expert Patient programme offers free NHS support to help you better manage your long-term condition

Something to consider if you are thinking of setting up a trading subsidiary

The APB is looking for members in four categories

Music Relief are offering 4 weeks of fun

The above will be launched by the Mayor of Croydon at the David Lean Cinema with a feast of short films from around the world. Free tickets available to some of the screenings

Giving an insight to domestic abuse and relevant support services to children and young people

Come and try out new activities in free coached classes including mindfulness, table tennis, short tennis, zumba, Bollywood dance, seated exercise, short walks, gentle paced runs and many more...

Noye's Fludde (re-make of Noah's Ark) taking place at Stratford East Theatre - limited amount of £10 tickets available for community and voluntary groups

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary of offering charities an opportunity to shout about their work......Takes place 17th - 22nd June this year

Taking place over 6 weeks in September and October ending with an exhibition of their work

All of the partners involved in providing health and care services in Croydon are now sharing the above draft discussion document with local people to ask for their views on the actions set out in the plan.

Available for smaller organisations

Lots going on this week, some you can just turn up at

Open to groups in Croydon following a successful bid by Croydon Council and Family Action, first come first served so apply asap

Come and join the celebrations.....

A pro bono consultancy programme, training students to consult for charitable organisations over 6 weeks.

St John's ambulance are offering the above to encourage over 50's to gain basic first aid skills, thus helping to save lives, build resilience, and neighbourliness in their communities

Have you been the victim of a romance scam?

Offered by St Christopher's Hospice - dying well takes planning

Do you have some sad, unused sports equipment blocking up your attic or garden shed, or just used as a clothes horse?

Croydon Council launch an online conversation and would like your opinions on the above

The Prince's Trust Mosaic Programmes focus on supporting young people to develop confidence, self-efficacy and employability.

Certitude's 'Treat me Right' programme offers training funded by Health Education England

Looking for local groups who would like to help improve the above station

Recruiting panel members and a Chair

Listening Books currently have free memberships available for anyone living in Croydon who would like to join the service but would not be able to afford the membership fees

Want to get healthier?

Supporting young people to take the lead in challenging youth violence.....

Taking place on 27 April this year

A 14 week programme for 16-24 year olds

Steve Phaure, CVA's CEO, says community responses are the best way to protect young people at risk

Funding opportunities

The London Learning Consortium have been awarded the contract to make ESF Community Grants available in London South, in the form of small grants (From £5,000 up to £20,000) to third sector and other small organisations for the purpose of supporting disadvantaged/excluded unemployed and inactive people to help them progress towards employment. Deadline for Expressions of Interest 12 April 2019.

NCVO, ACEVO, and Lloyds Bank Foundation have teamed up in a new project 'Rebalancing the Relationship'

Are you aged 13-19? Do you want to have a say on creative opportunities for young people?

Offering a free confidential safe open informal and non-judgmental support network to BAME women and girl survivors of sexual abuse and violence

Little treasures meets every Tuesday in the Salvation Army Church and Community Centre in Thornton Heath

Learn how to save energy and money and make an instant lump sum cash

Providing an opportunity for those in struggling circumstances to access goods donated by businesses and public sector organisations free of charge

Are you taking part in this year's Big Lunch?

Croydon's Inaugural Ends Festival takes place at Lloyd Park from 31 May to 2 June 2019

The BME Forum are holding discussion groups around health and wellbeing in our BME community

Volunteers' Week - 1st - 7th June - can be a great opportunity to promote your new project

A ten point action plan to tackle knife crime and support young people from the NCLF

Ministry of Empowerment are offering Monday AM and Friday PM social sessions at CVA's Resource Centre

Training for family carers and advice organisations to help people with learning disabilities and/or autism get the health support they need

A free workshop 16 and 17 March for young women aged 17-21

There are several funding programmes you can apply to

The Charity Commission's email addresses have changed

Croydon Council is piloting a new door-to-door shopping service for older people in Thornton Heath

The renowned Talawa Theatre Company, currently based in Shoreditch, are moving into Croydon and plan to operate as a central hub for Black artists

The Government has published a toolkit for community leaders

Raising £750,000 to build a state of the art Oncology Unit as part of the full redeveopment of Acute Paediatrics Services at Croydon University Hospital

Croydon group, ANOS, have contributed to the Criminal Justice Alliance/s Stop and Scrutinise Strategy

The Eastern European Resource Centre are restarting their free English classes for disadvantaged Eastern Europeans

Pedal Power for girls and young women; Girls Group; Youth Group.......

A new pilot programme from the National Lottery Community Fund

Read the results of a recent Government consultation into domestic abuse

Offering grants up to £2,000 for projects designed by young people in Croydon, deadline 24 February 2019

Pilotlight are accepting applications deadline 28 February 2019

Providing charities of all shapes and sizes with a window to showcase their efforts and the impact they have made.

The Safer Croydon LSP Board would like your views

A new category this year..........deadline 17 February

The Commission for Countering Extremism would like to hear your views on extremism in its many forms

Unltd's Thrive programme is open until 14 February 2019

Do you care for or know of an older person (aged 60+) who lives in the Thornton Heath area and needs help with their shopping?

Try something new.....

Pharmacies can provide minor health advice

The above two lottery funders have changed their name and logos to reflect the direct connection between the sale of National Lottery tickets and the money going to good causes across the UK.

Small and large grants available

Looking for coaches for carers of people with progressive illnesses

A public consultation has been opened on supporting young peole with SEND to reach their full potential

Grant funding to innovative projects to gather learning on what works to reduce parental conflict

If your organisation is working with people over 55 to reduce isolation and loneliness you are eligible to apply for the above funding

There are going to be 3 new grant programmes from the above funder: Foundation; Gateway; and Cornerstone

The above report has now been published and the Opportunities and Fairness Commission would like your feedback.