Full news listing

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-Amera 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 NCVOAcevo 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

Covering: Free E-Learning for Croydon residents, and Emotional Well Being support for children and young people

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.....

Like cycling?  Interested?  Read on...

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

A support programme for carers taking place from February to March 2019

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

If you missed the above event on 29 November you can now download the presentations

Healthy London Partnership has launched a Mental Health in Schools Toolkit in partnership with the GLA.

Inviting all community organisatons and groups to complete the above survey

Have a look to see what they are in need of

Could you sign a few Christmas cards?

CVA's above meeting held on 6 December was well attended

Pro bono legal support and advice from top law firms to qualifying social enterprises

Prisoners are being set on a path to employment from the moment they enter prison

Find out how to prepare for a deal or no deal Brexit and the implications it will have for your charity

The above training is open to health professionals and communities in Croydon

Revivify are offering the above whichc is take place at CVA's Resource Centre on 19 December

According to a report by Charity Job, employers find the volunteering section of CVs the most interesting

Online survey open until 17 February 2019

Celebrating sport and physical activity in London

Help for grassroots groups delivering sport and physical activity 

Availble for some performances at the Theatre Royal Stratford East

Sarah Jones, MP for Central Croydon, is aiming to increase diversity in journalism by offering the above programme

Sisters Own Coffee Mornings is a tri-borough Project covering Bromley, Croydon, and Lambeth aiming to tackle social isolation 

Lots of events offered at the Carers Cafe this Christmas....

Localgiving's Grow your Tenner launches 11 December 2018

The next Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance meeting takes place on 6 December and will focus on young people, places are filling up fast

This round of funding will focus on children and young people's mental health

JustGiving may be closing it's JustTextGiving service next year but there are plenty of others to choose from if you prefer to donate via text

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now have announced their intention to merge into one new charity in Spring 2019. 

The above scheme offers funding to assist vulnerable or at-risk EU citizens with immigration status

The Institute of Legacy Management has commented that the proposed changes to probate fees could cost charities £10 million in reduced income

Who would have thought ……this play would still be wowing audiences nationally, 5 years on, as the themes of mental health are so powerfully portrayed in this play.

Don't worry - you can download the presentations by each funder...

A competition for school age pupils

Signature Pictures provides training and work experience to unemployed young people

If you fulfill the eligibility criteria you can apply for up to £1,000

Would you like to get a paid work place placement on TV? 

It's not just offensive it's an offence

This one day training aims to raise awareness of illegal money lending

Would you like an extra pair of hands in the next few month?
Do you have a group event or activity coming up that will benefit from having additional help?

Sponsor a Christmas decoration

Five day training programme from January - March 2019

Croydon Council has launched a scheme to help Croydon residents heat their homes and reduce their fuel bills. 

Come along to West Croydon Baptist Church on 10 November

Help local and national charities

Churches in Croydon pilgrimage to Passion Play 

The British Heart Foundtion has funded research which has developed a new test which can detect 'hidden' heart issues.

Preventing food going to waste

Voluntary and community organisations working with people in the UK who might be affected and require additional support can apply for project funding from the end of November.

The largest community funder in the UK will have a new name starting from the end of January 2019

Read some case studies from our ABCD Projects

The Home Office is seeking proposals on establishing and running the above recently announced £200m Youth Endowment Fund supporting 10-14 year olds 

Apply for funding for community led projects, deadline 7 December 2018

A DFiD and Interpol pilot to help stop sexual predators from moving between aid agencies and a passport system to prove aid workers' identities has been announced

Free membership of FSI (Foundation for Social Improvement) and NCVO (National Council Voluntary Organisations) for eligible charities

Parents in Partnership are offering the above to help parent carers deal with the constant pressures on finance

Congratulations to Croydon's winners...........

Just under a month to go........

The next CVSA (Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance) meeting focuses on the number 1 priority for the CSP: Young People – and on how Croydon’s voluntary sector can play a key role

Looking to recruit young people to join this free 4 week employability course

Looking to recruit young people aged 14-19 who are enthusiastic about the arts to volunteer at the annual youth festival on 3 November

The Mayor of London is offering small grants to organisations who can engage with families and communities who are missing out on the current offer of free education for 2 year olds

Highlighting all CVA's activities throughout the past year

Four sessions offered - two are for women only.  Dates are in October, November, and December

Allianz are building their 'Dare to Care' corporate social responsibility programme and are looking to partner with a Croydon charity.....

CVA and Croydon Council have organised a week long event programme to raise awareness of hate crime

View a video of our Volunteer Centre's 50th celebrations

Find out where you can speak to a Live Well Advisor

A heritage project on show at the Museum of Croydon

Takes place between 12th - 16th November 2018

Taking place from 13th - 20th October 2018

FMM is a successful social enterprise that supports and develops the progression of employment, education, and enterprise in the creative industries.

Find out where you can get help and advice

A leadership programme for BME aspiring managers and leaders

Lots of activities taking place from 13 October 

The Carers Information Services are offering free flu jabs for Croydon's Carers aged under 65

Croydon Commitment and London Youth have put together the above event which takes place this week

From flab to fab, get the body you want

The Fundraising Regulator have issued advice to help you determine if charity collections are genuine

Public consultation open on compensation re Windrush

The British Heart Foundation has joined forces with Microsoft and the NHS to map all of the UK's defibrillators

A new bereavement programme for carers

The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust are part way through their Heritage Lottery Resilient Heritage project and are looking to shape the future of the Trust

The above event takes place on 20 September at CVA's Resource Centre stearting at 6.45pm

Loans towards viable business ideas that will improve community spaces

Would you like to join a group which will help you to improve your health?

WORLDbytes are looking for volunteers for the Battle of Ideas Festival on 13th and 4th October 2018

A useful guide for parents, also tips on using your smart phone safely and on social media cyber-bullying

A new online tool fact checking myths and misconceptions about universal credit

A £3m fund for community projects will open between 1st and 15th August 2018

Has your life been impacted by the 2011 riots? Are you aged 18-30? Would you be interested in expressing your voice?

Interested in a family summer camp at Frylands Wood or Bensham Manor summer forest club?

5 sessions offered in August from 3rd August 2018

Young People in Croydon can now apply to turn their ideas into reality via the Young Mayor’s Fund this summer. 

A city wide campaign urging Londoners to prevent HIV this summer

The above takes place between 12th - 16th November and the theme is 'Choose Respect'

Lots taking place all over Croydon from 24 July - 30 August, most have to be booked in advance

Training from the Iconic Steps team who are intent on creating revolutionary content and pooling skills to cultivate the talents of the producers of tomorrow. 

Making a suite of business tools available free for charities

Leeds Building Society has doubled the amount of time that staff can now volunteer for good causes from seven to 14 hours a year

Looking for 18-25 year olds to make a TV show for Sky One

Croydon Council is once again running summer schemes for young people with special educational needs (SEN), autism and additional needs

Looking for experience in retail

HMRC now considering extending thse changes to the private sector and charities

Lloyds bank will fund up to 700 charities over the next five years focusing on those making significant impact for people

Funding for innovators to turn space technology into medical applications that improve NHS treatment and care.

The government has announced the above £20m fund which will be made available for charities and community groups to “help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness” as part of a partnership between the government and other funders

The Prince's Trust and West Ham United Foundation have teamed up to offer a FREE 8 day course for young people aged 16-25, not in education, training or employment and currently living in London

Trials are taking place on 2 July for anyone interested

Confused by the meters, timers and heating controls in your home? Would you like to reduce your gas and electricity bills? Healthy Homes has launched and open to take referrals!

Bike ride / picnic on 24 June and Knife Crime Discussion on 17 July

Suitable for someone struggling to get back into work

Touring the UK showcasing social enterprises

This is Small Charity Week - the biggest event in the small charity calendar providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisation with an annual turnover under £1.5 million.

The above strategy, setting out the Mayor's plans to create a post-16 technical and vocational education and skills system that meets the needs of Londoners and businesses, has been published

Events happening all week culminating in Social Saturday on 15 October

Does your church want to grow community connections and tackle loneliness and isolation? Do you want to create a place of welcome in your neighbourhood?  A new resource called ‘Make a meal of it’ will give you inspiration and practical tips for how to plan and host a meal in your community for older people.

The Charity Tax Group (CTG) has said that a tax on social media adverts could cost charities millions and said it is seeking legal advice to challenge HMRC's position.

You can use the great british bee count app until the end of June to record and identify bees

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on the above

Secure schools will accommodate both girls and boys aged 12-17.  They will be run by secure schools academy trusts and will be governed and run under the smae legislation as children's homes and academies.  The government will host an engagement event this summer to invite potential providers to learn more

Ensuring your zakat gets to where you want it to go 

A community project is being planned - making white poppies for the Peace Festival taking place from 16th - 23rd June

LASA is a social welfare, law, and tech charity helping thousands of not for profits 

Interested in getting experience in retail?

Open to all those aged 11-18 who live in Croydon

Tight deadline - 31 May - would you like a free app to help you bring about positive social change?

Getting you ready for the working world

Have you heard about the Live Well Alliance in Croydon and the support on offer?

World Cup Cricketeers will be the faces of the tournament and will carry out a variety of roles across all 11 CWC19 venues, host cities and event locations

Muslim Aid is aiming to raise £6 million this Ramadan with a campaign asking people to make their Zakat count by donating it to support the charity’s work. 

Healthwatch Croydon are offering up to £750 to Croydon Community groups who wish to run an event or activity

Sessions taking place in Broad Green Library

The May - July issue is now available

This year Carers Week takes place from 11th - 17th June

Are you 19+?  Unemployed?  Living in Croydon?  Love film and TV?

Free events in Croydon to mark the above event

Garwood Foundation are looking for two cyclists to run in the Produential Ride 100 for them

The Government has launched a £23 million fund to help raise education standards among bright disadvantaged young people.

Read about the impact of the above on the education of asylulm seeking and undocumented children and care leavers

If you are an aspiring line producer apply for this opportunity- deadline midnight 29 April 2018

Taking place on 9th and 10th June on a large field at Milne Park, New Addington

Patients with a chronic lung condition are set to benefit from a life-changing procedure, which is now routinely available on the NHS, that uses tiny balloons to inflate and compress blockages in the blood vessels.

Are you looking to have surgery before mid-June?

As part of the 70th birthday celebrations for the NHS, NHS England is working with partners to encourage the development of volunteering, with a particular focus on the NHS70 Youth Volunteering Campaign

The Department of Health and Social Care coordinate health related nominations for the above

Read about the new changes to welfare benefits

Applications now open to the above programme

Offering free fun and interactive food action workshops in Croydon

Croydon Mencap are looking for two new trustees to join their Board

EqualiTeas is a celebraton of our democratic equality with parties and picnics taking place in communities all over the country

Series of creative events for young people aged 15-25

The Charity Commission has opened 440 cases after receiving more than over 500 reports of serious incidents relating to safeguarding since scandal began with revelations about Oxfam in February.

You'e still got time to sign up for the above taking place from 21st - 30th April 2018

Taking place from 14th - 20th May 2018

Instagram shopping allows entrepreneurs to tag products for sale

Mayor leads London’s biggest-ever St George’s Day celebrations as the English flag is raised outside City Hall

An opportunity in Shepherds Bush for a coffee shop

How to get involved in Power to Change's Communty Business Weekend which takes place form 4 - 7 May this year

For local groups and individuals - download a copy of Know your Rights in a Hostile Environment

Not just the above but free cake icing classes are also on offer.

Grants of up to £85,000 for projects that encourage social interaction between families in London

Screen 25 is a non-profit community cinema in South Norwood offering the latest independent and mainstream films

Opportunities for 16-19 year olds

MPs urge swift movement on ESF (European Social Fund) successor to avoid funding disaster

Social Enterprises with an annual turnover of under £100,000 can now join for free

Good Food Matters based in New Addington can offer individual volunteers and also corporate teams a great choice of roles

Launching on International Women's Day, proposals for new laws to transform our approach to this terrible crime

Government funding available to create new mutuals or strengthen existing ones

CVA is offering free support to groups in the form of 1:2:1's from Claudia Demuth

Young Sustainable Impact are running the above (fully funded) programme for young people aged 16-25

Still spaces left on our February workshops

A Market Engagement Event will be held on 31 January and expressions of interested are invited to groups who are interested in becoming a partner of the Local Voluntary Partnership programme

A free Sunday vegetarian lunch will be served at the New Horizon Centre, Pollards Hill 

Nominations are now open to elect Croydon's first young mayor - nominees should be aged 14-17

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has decided to wrap up its grants programme and consolidate its funding through the ScottishPower Foundation.

Tracey Crouch has been appointed Minister for Loneliness with funding promised to tackle the issue

The new 0% platform fee applies to new campaigns for personal causes

DonorVoice is holding a one-day research workshop on charitable giving in a digital age in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and is looking for speakers and case studies in charitable giving wiht a special focus on digital giving

Cassandra Learning Centre are offering the above

Trampery Pathways are offering a free 3 month support programme to creative entrepreneurs

Free football in Merton every Friday

Read about the above ABCD project in Thornton Heath

The Four D's of time management are a really handy tool for prioritising your workload: Do; Delegate; Delete; Delay

From 1st January 2018, charitable companies can change their legal status through a more straightforward process involving an application to the Charity Commission.

Registered charities or community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA's criteria. Groups can reapply annually as long as the application is for a different group of young people.

Charities are being warned to watch out for a fake grant scheme which has conned people and organisations out of more than £250,000 in one year.

London has now signed up to the Global Fast-Track Cities initiative to reduce the rate of new HIV infections and eliminate stigma in London – aiming to end new HIV infections by 2030.

The Government has announced it will use money from dormant bank accounts to help vulnerable homeless people and also to help disadvantaged young people into employment

The Whickers World Foundation supports the very best emerging documentary filmmakers and audio producers. Sounds like you? They have over £100,000 in funding to give away.

The abover campaign is offered by 'I Am More' and depticts the real-life experiences of young carers and their families

Data on benefits and welfare reform

Healthwatch Croydon have a section - Local Knowledge - on their new website bringing together all the essential information about Croydon Health and Social Service planning and delivery

Do you have a 31 March year end and a trading subsidiary?

The Big Lottery are changing the application process to their above fund to make it easier for grops and communities to apply for National Lottery funding.

The Community Outreach team offers a range of workshops and presentations to support community groups to campaign and have their voice heard

Croydon's new childweight management programme

Looking for full or part time work?

Free 6 month Start Up programme starting in March 2018

New signposting resource “Prescription Pad” style engagement tool to aid health professionals with promoting and supporting patients to live healthy lifestyles. 

Want to lead a healthier lifestyle?

London Community Resource Network (LCRN) are looking for participants to become Hosts and also entrepreneurs to take part in the programme

Grants of up to £7,500 for financial capability projects from 1 February 2018

In 2019, South Norwood Library is moving to a new central location, 24 Station Road, providing an opportunity to deliver a ‘library for the future’ in a purpose-built space.

Croydon Council Resident Involvement Team are recruiting new members to both housing scrutiny panel and housing complaints panel

Stanley's Film Club has changed it's name to Screen 25

The handbook offers advice, information, and support for charity treasurers, finance directors and board members on how to strenghten their financial accountability.

A new system for clearing cheques has been described as a “significant boon” for charities. An image-based system went live with some banks and building societies on 30 October and at some stage in the second half of 2018, all cheques will be cleared via the image-based system.

Get involved by becoming a registered stakeholder

Amazon is to give half a per cent of the cost of every purchase made by customers to charity via a new service.

Croydon BME Forum are offering different sessions to local volunter groups

A workshop will be held on 8 January for any group interested

The London based Trust has set out how it will spend £20 million per annum over the next five years (2018-2023) to support London’s disadvantaged and marginalised communities.

Safeguarding a Key Governance Priority for All Charities, Says Charity Regulator

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has produced a set of videos informing organisations how they can improve their cyber security.

The new data protection law comes into force in May 2018

The inaugural meeting of the above was held at CVA on 7 December 2017

London Play is a charity which supports children’s play in London. 

Helping young people aged 18-24 who have been outside employment, education, and training for 12 months

Offering an insight into the lives of 1,000 people who consider themselves to be Londoners, read Brenda's, an active 84 year old who lives in Croydon, story

Want to work in the TV industry?

The Clarion Housing Group are inviting expressions of interest from partners interested in delivering the above

Local charities day is on 15 December 2017 and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have released a free digital toolkit

The DfE has published example menus and recipes for young children

The DfE is running consultaton events for updates to Working Together to Safeguard Children in light of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.

Family and Childcare Trust has published the results of research conducted by parent researchers from across the country, who spoke to nearly 500 parents to understand what families need and want from early years services.

Read about Foodie Fridays and Young Mum's Netball

Fare Share partner with Tesco's to collect food from shoppers

Recruitment is now open to the above programme starting in May 2018.

Read about the above project run by Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Croydon's Health and Wellbeing Board want your views on the services provided by pharmacies in Croydon

Lots of attractions at the above event including a Santa's grotto and sleigh

A business competition giving young entrepreneurs an opportunity to win up to £10,000 to start their own business

The Mayor of London is responding to the increasing levels of knife crime on London's streets 

The new ‘GovTech’ challenge fund will encourage firms to use technology to solve challenges facing the public sector, while a dedicated new team will act as a gateway into Whitehall to connect tech companies to the most appropriate areas of Government.

Clarion residents can access Money Buddy - an online money mentor

Big Local Broad Green are offering a 'Freedom Together' programme starting in January 2018.

Find out what's on at the Carers Support Centre in November

'If only I'd known' - 6 free workshops for carers of people diagnosed with dementia in November 

Government has announced plans today (31 October 2017) to protect the housing needs of older and vulnerable people, and provide funding certainty for supported accommodation, encouraging long-term investment and new supply.

Get your charity's funding application to the top of the pile

Asset based community training for people working/volunteering to improve their local area on 19th and 20th October

A detailed analysis of general medical practice in England

If you care for an elderly or disabled person who may be at risk if you fell ill, or if you receive Carer's Allowance, you are entitled to a free NHS flu jab

Royal Trinity Hospice in South London has been changing the way it attracts volunteers to its charity shops

Preventing and tackling bullying

Nurses, social workers and police officers are being trained to identify and help the victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.

Are you using the Food Smart app to check out your family's favourite foods?

'Taking action on race inequality' takes place on 21 September 2017

Launching a new Social Integration Fund

Looking to kick start your career with a job in a council department?

Landaid offers free property advie to charities supporting disadvantaged young people, families, and communities including those experiencing homelessness

Giving parents a stronger voice on food available in your children's schools and in shops etc

Pleased to announced Croydon's first festive of peace have made their crowdunding target

Hestia works closely with the Family Justice Centre in Croydon to provide services

A project offered by Croydon BME Forum

A free new programme for charities, social enterprises, commercial enterprises, voluntary organisations, campaigns and community groups who are tackling the challenges in the private rented sector (e.g. affordability, access, quality and security of tenure.) 

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) have partnered with The Mercers' Company to run the above programme for leaders of small to medium sized charities.

RAP Sports Courses are for children and young people with disabilities or additional needs from ages 5-25 in Croydon.

The Charity Commission have announced a consultation for next year's annual return.

All charities have a legal obligation to submit a return to the Charity Commission

Thanks to a recent generous donation the Drug and Alcohol Relief Fund are able to offer grants up to £10,000  and are keen to encourage small organisations to apply

September's issue now available

Croydon Club was chartered on 23 May 1927 and to mark their 90th birthday they are holding a Friendship Weekend from 22 September - 24 September 2017.

Consultation on the proposed main modifications made by the inspector is now open for comment until 10 October 2017.

Crisis works with vulnerable and isolated single homeless people with high support needs in Croydon

Take part in the above event on Saturday 21 October 2017

Lots of events planned in August

Croydon Council are offering to publicise any events you may be organising for the above

Suitable for both boys and girls aged 5-21

Mind in Croydon are offering money advice and help to adults in Croydon with mental health problems 

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is offering free fundraising training to all small charities.

Are you running a community business – an organisation that directly benefits your local area? Do you want to increase your impact and sales?

The above takes place from 6th-12th November and this year's theme is 'Youth Services - Youth Work for today and tomorrow'

From 25 May 2018 there will be new laws under Gneral Data Protection Regulation, this article will give you 10 tips you need to know to keep legal

Open House London takes place 16th and 17th September 2017 and they are looking for volunteers

A new 8 week enterprise programme starting 12 September to support people with disabilities

Family Fortunes are looking for organisations working with families to run a financial capability course

Internship opportunity (3 months) in Steve Reed's office deadline 3 August 2017

The Big Lottery have updated their guidance to make it easier to apply for a grant from their Awards for All programme including fewer restrictions and new priorities

A £200,000 government-funded programme has been launched as part of the government's commitment to improve support for children and young people, to improve mental health services, and protect those living with mental health problems from unfair treatment and discrimination.

St Christopher's Hospice Creating Conversations in Croydon project is looking for volunteers

The above network will launch officially in October 2017

Including modernising services for people living with sickle cell and thalassaemia and also new revolutionary treatment for stoke patients

An exciting opportunity funded by Big Lottery - Talent Match Croydon - deadline 18 August 2017.

Children England and 4in10 would like to help make children's ideas heard in the London Mayor's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which includes proposals on education and child poverty and is open to comment from organisations and individuals over the summer.

An invitation to a meeting at CVA on 1 August for frontline groups working with refugee communities in Croydon

Have your say on the future of the above services for people with a learning disability

Marie Curie has launched a series of easy read booklets for people with a learning difficulty to help them discuss their concerns about death and dying and get the care and support they need

Looking for local carers to get involved

Learn skills to brighten up your local community

Read updates from Together for a Safer Croydon

Croydon Disability are offering activities for 8-25 year olds with disabilities, autism, and additional needs from July to August

SACI offering physical and social activities to promote wellbeing

Reach Dem UK are offering; Life and Social Skills; Parenting; Bridging the Generation Gap; and Healthy Eating Sessions over the next few months

Croydon Mental Health Campaigner, Nikki Mattocks, makes news with London Citizen Journalist Competition win - talking to young people about mental health issues

Looking for young Londoners to take part in a series of free courses and workshops this summer

Five ways to write a good business strategy and use it

There are two elements - Cascading Leadership Partner and Cascading Leadership Consultant Programmes

Read an account of the above which took place on Friday 23 June

Download the June edition of the Croydon Safeguarding Children Board newsletter

DQM GRC has launched a General Data Protection Review 12 question multiple-choice self assessment tool

Building blocks to financial freedom

NHSE Patient Public Voice opportunities

Aged 16-25? Be part of this amazing project, deadline to apply 10 July 2017

NHS England is looking for a patient public representative for the Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Reference Group

NHS England are looking for a representative to share their knowledge and expertise on its Clinical Reference Group.

A 'This Girl's Golf' event took place on 4 June at Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Seeking girl and boy footballers for CBBC show Jamie Johnson

Music Relief Foundation have a new project starting soon

Fancy the help of a robot?

If you volunteer or work with a local cause that’s looking for a much needed funding boost for a specific project or scheme, then you’re in luck

Voluntourism or Volunteer Vacationing can be sun or snow, sea or shore but it’s always about social responsibility.

Big Potential is drawing to a close, and due to a 'spike' in interest, the deadline for all applications is being moved forward.

Happy 1st birthday to Studio Upstairs, a  project providing art therapies to adults in Croydon who are experiencing mental or emotional difficulties

Key findings from the recent Mental Health Awareness Week

Imagine Mental Health offers a positive approach to mental health and works to promote opportunities for people to live a full and independent life.

Providing crisis intervention support in Croydon

Musicians wanted for to take part in a jam early evening on 14 July 

Come along and help to celebrate Waterside's 20th anniversary taking place on 24 July 2017

Extremely pleased to announce that our Volunteer Centre Croydon has been selected to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017. (QAVS)

The prime minister has announced measures to provide every school with mental health first aid training and to teach children more about mental wellbeing.

Sports activities for healthy minds

RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

Official figures show that the number of students to drop out of university with mental health problems has more than trebled in recent years

Would you like to experience the freedom of cycling without fear of riding on the road? Would you like to spend some time outdoors and meet other people?

Come along and see what has been happening in Broad Green over the past year

The above is offered by the Race Equality Foundation

The Thornton Heath Chronicle is looking for sports activities or events for this month's Chronicle sports page

Christmas???  The Big Give are now accepting applications for the above

Grants up to £5,000 available

Can you lend the Carers Information Service sugar tongs?

The Gye Nyame Development Foundation are offering a street and African dancing, drumming and drama after school club 

Influencing decision makers and commissioners is a four part course funded by the Cabinet Office

Funding from Church Care for conservation projects in Anglican churches

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a new guide for fundraisers on EU data protection rules aiming to ensure charities don't fall foul of new EU rules

'How To… a Guide for Carers in Croydon' is a series of 11 factsheets bringing together everything you need to know as a carer in Croydon. 

Now available to download

Inviting local people to participate in the above project 

Croydon’s Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe and Councillor Tony Newman, leader of Croydon Council, have issued a statement following the increased terrorism threat level.

Offering support to carers and employers in Croydon to help carers stay in work

Faith Regen Foundaiton are running a project supporting young people with education, apprenticeships, and employment

School for Social Entrepreneurs have partnered with the Arts Council England to deliver a free 10 month programme

Reduce your likelihood of being held to ransom by WannaCry or other types of ransomware

Croydon Vision are joining up with several partners to offer a variety of free activities

Looking for external consultants to deliver London's Giving in its second phase

City Bridge Trust has given London Funders a £300,000 grant to enable it to roll out its London’s Giving initiative across all of the Capital’s boroughs

The theme of this year's Black History Month is “Celebrating Communities a Tribute to Black Institutions”.

Report from the Carers Information Centre based on a survey they undertook amongst Croydon's carers to identify experiences of GP support in the borough

Drama and music therapy workshops for young people are on offer from Music Relief 

Some free material to help organisations who offer support and advice to those with a disability

Invitation to end of the above project - presentation and review on 12 June 2017

Independent fostering agency and residential children's homes are invited to apply to join London Care Services’ list of providers offering placements for looked after children and young people

Free to enter competition, deadline 22 May 2017

Lots on offer at the Carers Support Centre

Garwood Foundation are looking for riders to raise funds for them by taking part in the above event

Community tickets for the above event are on offer

Read about the benefits of social prescribing for mental health

Join the 'Conversation for a Solution' event on 24 May 2017

The Summer Camp is for young people aged 16+ from any organisation in the StreetGames network

Hospice UK is working in partnership to launch a new Hospice leadership and management module for the renowned Cass MSc in Voluntary Sector Management

The Fundraising Regulator is the independent regulator of charity fundraising replacing the FRSB

The Department for Education has published the findings of its call for evidence on peer support for children and young people's mental health in schools.

A guide to processing disclosure and barring checks produced by Volunteer Centre Croydon for trustees

Interested in sharing a venue hire platform with CVA?

New training programme now out

Looking for young adult carers or ex carers who wish to enhance their skills

Short, convenient, bite-sized chunks of volunteering 

The above annual event takes place between 8th - 14th May and this year's theme is 'What can you do?'

Ambiitous for Parks Fund

Gifted Enterprises are offering a 3 day programme for young people aged 13-19 

New £100,000 fund for organisations using crowdfunding to deliver projects addressing inequality and getting people out of poverty in London

Come along to this workshop and learn how to stop hate crime

An opportunity for food-based social enterprises

Councillors now have more money to award to good causes in their locality

Child.org has launched a corporate gift service aimed at creating a new income stream for the charity.

Taking place from 22nd - 26th May 2017

www.gettingiton.org.uk is a website for young people aged 13-19 to make it easier for them to access important information to make safe decisions about their health and well-being

The above event will take place 17th - 18th June and is inspired by Jo Cox who was killed on 16 June last year

What you should and shouldn't do

Celebrate the re-launch of this local nature space on 27 May 2017

CVA  is interested in eexploring the possiblity of sharing the above with community groups in Croydon

The Teenage Cancer Trust are looking for volunteers to join their cheer squad at the London Marathon

CVA recently hosted the above community event in response to the horrific attack on the young Kurdish teenager

Come along on 29 April and enjoy the many attractions on offer, Taking place from 11am - 2pm.

Over the next three years, the aim is to identify and help 330 community organisations across London develop a healthy food and social development offer during the school holidays.

A 4 day event from 2nd to 5th May taking place in the Whitgift Centre

Please take part in this survey to help achieve London's vision to become the most physically active sporting city in the world

Get involved with Small Charity Week - 19th-24th June 2017

The above scheme begins on 28 April  but parents can pre-register now

The Charity Finance Group have updated their publication on pensions

Can you deliver a four minute engaging and entertaining performance? Are you keen to reach new audiences?

The On Purpose Associate Scheme gives an opportunity to work in 2 different placements for 6 months each

Spaces available on 'Parents as Partners' and 'Mellow Parents' courses coming up soon in Croydon

We-STAP are launching their new project to help women and need your support

Following last year's success the Thornton Heath Community Action Team invites residents and businesses to roll up their sleeves and show their gardening skills

Book now for the above event taking place at Pinewood Scout Camp, Shirley on 20 May 2017.

This event - #westandtogether - is bringing together agencies, groups from the private sector, statutory and voluntary sector to show that Croydon is a borough where refugees and asylum seekers can feel welcome and safe

Can you spare 6 hours a month to oversee the finances of Croydon Healthwatch?

Croydon Council are looking for families or young people to work with to achieve a John Muir Award

Employers in the capital that meet the government criteria will start to pay an Apprenticeship Levy starting 6 April 2017.

Sport England is launching a new Childen and Families Fund offering new opportunities for families with children to get active and play sport together.  The fund will open 19 May 2017

Small Charities Week takes place between 19 - 24 June 2017 and on 22 June Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound for pound by up to £25

Charities will soon be able to benefit from faster cheque clearing times, with the phased rollout of a new system from 31st October 2017

Croyon is one of nine London boroughs selected for the TriFOCAL (Transforming City FOdds hAbits for Life) pilot

Sessions take place at Croydon Sports Arena every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday

Join in with Gamechanger's Easter Monday Mashup (17 April) taking part at CVA's Waterside Centre and South Norwood Lake

Steve Reed is looking for an enthusiastic hard-working person to join his busy constituency office in Thornton Heath for a three-month internship

These groups attended the recently held Mental Health Forum Market Place Event

Diabetes UK are looking for someone to be a volunteer Chair of the Croydon local group

Sharing passions for Mental Health

Cassandra Learning Centre are starting up a women's circle in April

A quality assurance system for the voluntary community and social enterprise sector delivering health services

Croydon Drop In offer free support and counselling  that is accessible, confidential, independent, safe and for young people in Croydon.

Off the Record are offering moderated online groups for peer support and learning to young people (14-25) in Croydon and Sutton in April.

People in Croydon will soon have access to a wide range of urgent care services, including GP appointments available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

NHS Croydon CCG’s Governing Body took the difficult decision to fund IVF, In Vitro Fertilisation, only for those with exceptional clinical circumstances.

The EU Data Protection Act 1998 is being updated to the new GDPR which will come into effect in May 2018. 

Makerble is a simple tool specilaly designed to enable you to track every stage of your projects

Drug and alcohol services for the armed forces

Crystal Palace FC Foundation supported by Game Changer have two FREE qualifications coming up for young people aged 14-25 in April half term. The courses are being delivered by CPFC Foundation staff and are both accredited qualifications.

Read about a rise in calls to Childline for mental health issues and how charities are playing a vital role in supporting children's mental health

Healthwatch Croydon has published its report 'Sexual Health Services: The Experience of Teenagers in Croydon' which was based on the experiences of over 60 teenage users of sexual health services. 

Child Focused and Milz Training are offering the above forum on 28 April to raise awareness for employers, professionals, parents, carers, and community groups on topics such as safeguarding children, safer sleep for babies, and more

From mid-April 2017 Sport England will be accepting applications for the 2nd round of its 'Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund.' 

Clive Lewis, Head of Enterprise at ICAEW, shares a back to basics guide to all things VAT

Side by Side is the Alzheimer's Society's new matching service enabling volunteers to connect to people with dementia over shared hobbies and interests

Encouraging people to get involved with women's sport by watching, volunteering, debating, and taking part in activities

A good opportunity if you are looking to start leading local activities

The OnSideYouth Zone is located where Whitehorse Road meets Boulgogne Road.  It offers 20 activities every night, ranging from football, climbing, curling to nail art, DJ-ing, drama, employability training, entry is just 50p.

Are you a charity or community group that uses food to support people in need? You could benefit from FareShare FoodCloud, a new scheme which will match you with a local Tesco store that has unsold food available for you to collect, for free.

Looking for volunteers

Looking for volunters to make the above event happen

University College London have recently launched 'Educate', a physical and virtual workspace for Educational Technology organisations. If you are working on an edtech social enterprise they'd like to hear from you.

Keep Britain Tidy will officially launch their new #CrimeNottoCare campaign later in March 2017

Groundwork is asking you to 'take the pledge to go green'

Read about the services provided by the Croydon Homeless Health Team

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has been taken out of Financial Special Measures after just 7 months.

Two new funds are offered by Sport England: The Opportunity Fund, and The Potentials Fund

Download a new guide from London Councils

A former soldier forced to turn to charity to help him adapt to civilian life after injury has won a major contract to selll his social enterprise vodka in 350 Asda stores.

You've probably heard of Messy Church but have you heard of Messy Vintage? Learn, also, about free resources for Lent

Local group, My Outspace, needs your help!

Circle is a free London safety app developed with support from women's charities as part of the London Ventures portfolio of innovative solutions

Are you a woman involved in community business?

A community fridge allows local restaurateurs, retailers and residents to pass on surplus food to neighbours who need or simply want it. 

Fairtrade Fortnight takes place from 27 February - 12 March 2017 

Accepting applications from 24 March, sign up for a workshop 

Dance4Daisy invites school children to flash mob for charity

The above course is aimed towards providing the tools necessary to improving your ability to find employment

Croydon Council have partnered with Croydon Drop In, and the Town Centre BID Team to engage with young people on Thursday afternoons in February and March.  They are looking for youth organisations to come along and join them.

Read full details of how BWV (body worn video) cameras will work and you can also feedback your views

The ‘Do It London’ campaign is drawing attention to the steep rises in sexually transmitted infections in the capital in recent years. The campaign, which spans advertising city wide, encourages Londoners to use condoms

Looking for charities working with children living in poverty to take part in the Summer Give 

Listening Books is a national charity providing an audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to illness, disability, mental health issues, or learning difficulty.

This training would be good for anyone working in the community as it includes good information about the benefits of being active - whether through regular sports or just integrating some physical activity into your everyday life

Looking for a venue in South Croydon?

A new campaign aimed at men in particular to help change the way an entire generation thinks about mental heatl

Are you a filmmaker with a great idea for a documentary? Or do you have a completed documentary you're looking to sell?

Steve Reed MP will be speaking on 22 February and Gavin Barwell, MP, will be speaking at the meeting on 28 April, put your questions to them in advance

Under this new grants programme Comic Relief is offering grants of £20,000 to £50,000. The funder anticipates making up to seven grants in the UK from a total fund of up to £300,000.

The Carers Support Centre is the result of a partnership between Croydon Council and the Whitgift Foundation

PRISM services in Croydon were due to close from 31 March 2017 however the council has confirmed that funding will be extended for another year.

Community organisations given more help to demonstrate impact using technology thanks to City Bridge Trust

The above fund is now open......with some changes.  Deadline 24 February 2017.

Hubbub Foundation are looking for environmental type social enterprises to feature on their new Youtube vlog.

The above trust have announced their funding themes for 2017 and are inviting charities to apply for a grant.

ITN Productions are making a programme for the BBC about youth work in London

Croydon Supplementary Education Project are recruiting 35 adults for their 'Black History, Personal Empowerment & African Cultural Studies' course taking place from 18 February - 15 July 2017.

Monday afternoon drop in clinic

Takes place from 28 February - 12 March 2017

Sported offer free membership to eligible community groups transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people

Lots of different courses on offer once you have completed an induction

The £80m budget (over 5 years) for the above programme will be used by councils to help the long-term unemployed and those with health conditions or disabilities to find work

The Pan-London Housing Reciprocal Agreement is a new scheme to enable victims of domestic violence to move to another part of London without losing their secure tenancy.

Stanley's Film Club is a social enterrpise championing independent film and screen taking inspiration from Croydon's vibrant community.

Planning is now in full flow for the above event and there are several ways you could get involved

Changes have been made to the application form and guidance notes.  There are also free webinars to help with your application

Every Tuesday at the Forestdale Forum Communty Centre

Croydon Council are building a Good Employer Network and invite you to their Business Breakfast Launch on 31 January 2017

Local group, ASKI, in partnership with The Brits are offering a free radio skills course 

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future

St Christopher's Hospice are offering the above to volunteers in Croydon  

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster

Following NHS engagement the decision on prescribing proposals and decommissioning Foxley Lane's Women's Serivce - 8 bed mental health stand alone unit in Purley has been made

Small grants to registered charities in several areas of work

Prime Minister Theresa May has said that a key part of her "shared society" vision involves “creating an environment in which our charities and social enterprises can thrive”.

Croydon Council is recycling old laptops and passing on to voluntary groups who fit the criteria


Well-established literacy workshops for Croydon Students at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 who have difficulties with literacy/are dsylexic

Grants and in-kind support for charities and not for profits who are working to challenge extremism in their communities

Health Help Now can help you avoid unnecessary queues and get treatment and advice faster, especially at night and at the weekend

There is a strong focus on safeguarding for both adults and children in this consultation.  Please read this draft plan and respond by 23 February 2017

Read about the positive work which took place during last year's Anti-Bullying Week 

The Write Time are delivering highly successful and effective free mentoring to young people in Croydon who are at risk of becoming NEET

Read the latest news and stories in healthcare from Healthwatch Croydon

The Local People programme listens to local people and to their ideas for improving their own area

Come along to this interactive workshop and transform Croydon by bringing your ideas to life

The Croydon Academy of Eastern Arts are offering Positive Thinking and a Health and WellBeing Day starting in January

The current focus by Home Office colleagues, as a strand of the cross-government Ending Gang Violence and Exploitation strategy, on what is known as “county lines”.

A report based on the experiences of over 100 asylum seekers in Croydon of all ages, as well as those working in organisations on the front line

The NSPCC have launched a free helpline supported by the Football Associaiton (FA) to offer support to anyone who was sexually abused in football as a child.

The above fund is currently under subscribed in Croydon, so if your group would like to develop an outdoor space apply now!  

Are you interested in supporting older people to achieve at least 30 minutes of moderate activity a week?

StreetGames and The Golf Foundation are looking for young people to help shape the StreetGolf Zone at The Open Golf Championship in 2017 and plan a local participation campaign for the North West region called ‘Road to The Open'.

The Family Centre in Fieldway New Addington is embarking on an exciting journey, piloting a project to deliver a community hub accessible to all ages. 

A whopping 2.8 million meals for people in need have been donated at the Neighbourhood Food Collection

Charities seeking media coverage should consider signing up to AskCharity. 

Come along to the meeting in January and have a look at plans to redevelop the above site.

Desks, pedestals, cupboards avaiable

The Department of Health is changing the way it funds the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The Strategic Partner Programme is being replaced by a new national partnership, the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, and applications for membership are invited.

Do you care for someone? Let the 1596 Club give you a day off..

Doteveryone (formerly Go On Croydon!) is marking its first anniversary by donating over 500 recycled council computers to local groups

Some options for social enterprise Christmas shopping.....

Find out how to access 'My right to access healthcare' cards to help people experiencing homelessness to register and receive treatment at GP practices in London

Have you considered using crowdfunding to fund an idea to transform where you live?

Services between Christmas Eve and New Year

Ammado, the online global donation and fundraising platform, has launched the Ammado Philanthropy Academy, aimed at engaging young people with philanthropy

Make 2017 your year to make a difference for the good of your health. You don't need to run a marathon or climb a mountain… making small changes to your daily routine can make all the difference.

Did you see the article in the Evening Standard about the hospital heroes?

The Charity Commission has said it will now give charities 28 days’ notice before publishing official warnings, following pressure from the sector, in updated guidance on how it uses two of its new powers.

The Office for Civil Society has defined full-time volunteering as at least 16 hours a week for six months or more

Find out if your charity is eligible and how to apply

Read about five simple actions you can take to ensure the health and safety of your employees

Greater London Volunteering and London Funders are pressing foward with 'The Way Ahead'

Croydon council has decided that the whole borough will be free of parking charges in council-run car parks and on-street bays on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Read on for details of support offered to Croydon's rough sleepers

Come along and sing carols and songs AND raise money for Crisis

Young social entrepreneurs can apply to take part in the above opportunity, offered by the London Business Partnership, with aspiring social entrepreneurs from Spain

Does your organisation collect data from clients/donors?  Do you have a Data Protection Policy?

Progress is being made on two of their core campaigns: New rules have been announced restricting some junk food marketing to children online, and The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (sugary drinks tax) is one step closer to implementation

JustGiving for churches is a special offer from the National Churches Trust that enables churches to fundraise online and by text.

Your chance to respond to a number of questions on the above paper

Swap last  year's Christmas jumper and raise money for charity

Looking for funding an activity in Broad Green?

Develop a positive environment for better mental health at work

Forthcoming legislation is likely to require councils to do more to prevent homelessness if 'The Homelessness Reduction Bill' becomes law

Download the latest newsletter containing activities/support for carers in Croydon

The above is a personal website giving support to children/young people with special educational needs

Battersea Arts Centre are looking for Young Producers - an invaluable opportunity to organise part of Battersea Arts Centre's annual Homegrown Festival

A draft for a new version of the Code of Good Governance has been published for consultation

The Charity Commission would like your feedback

Gingerbread are offering the above programme for 16-25 year olds in Croydon 

Post your stories, events, and activites directly on to your own community page to promote your organisation more widely

Groups in Croydon can apply to the Active Communities fund which has a deadline of 21 December 2016

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.

Have you booked on the above meeting to represent your church on 30 November 2016?

Beanstalk invite you to a celebration event to mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2016

The Capitalise Hub is a new London wide debt advice line funded by The Money Advice Service.

St John's Ambulance delivering locally in Croydon