Community Fund 2020-2023

The above fund consists of five commissioning opportunities and a small grant process.  

The first round has now taken place and you can download a list of successful groups here.


Croydon’s Green Fund
Green Fund Projects must take place in Croydon, and should deliver an environmental benefit linked to at least one of the following priority areas; environmental protection, green living, sustainable lifestyles.  Projects should also demonstrate, using clear evidence, a link to the priorities outlined in our Corporate Plan. e.g.; reducing social isolation and creating a greater sense of community involvement, creating an environment where our young people thrive and reach their full potential, providing volunteering opportunities, particularly hard to reach groups. Grants of between £1,000 - £15,000 for small/medium projects and between £15,000 - £50,000 for medium/large projects. Grants will be made three times a year.
https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/tsfunding/funding/green-croydon-fund

Cultural Partnership Fund
Croydon Council are offering matched partnership funding for cultural projects benefiting Croydon residents.  Matched funding of up to 50% normally to a maximum of £10K is available to support projects that are bringing in other funding to cultural projects in the borough.  Other sources of funding may include Arts Council, Heritage Lottery or other lottery funding.

No deadlines - rolling basis, decisions within 6 weeks.

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/tsfunding/funding/cultural-partnership-fund

Youth Arts Fund
Croydon has a large population of under 25 and the council are keen to see more cultural projects, programmes, and events taking place in the borough organised by and for young people.

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/tsfunding/funding/youth-arts-fund 

Community Ward Budgets
The amount of funding to spend in community ward budgets has doubled to £576,000.  Examples of previous funded activities include: a Christmas lights competition; a youth club cooking project; funding a local scout group's centenary celebrations

https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/community-ward-budgets

Big Local Broad Green Funding

Big Local Broad Green is a ten year project to improve the local area, led by local residents.  We are looking for great ideas to support with funding, training and help to get things in motion.  If you have an idea for Broad Green please click on the link below, complete the initial proposal form and email to info@arccltd.com.

Beddington Community Fund

To be eligible to apply for funding your organisation should be properly constituted, not-for-profit and not controlled by a local authority. Funding of up to £30,000 is available for projects measured 2km or less from the Beddington Site. Up to £5,000 is available if your organisation falls into one of the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton.  Applications that meet the criteria of the fund are reviewed quarterly.
The key objectives of the fund focus on the projects:

  • Local need
  • Community involvement
  • Education
  • Value for money

https://www.viridor.co.uk/energy/energy-recovery-facilities/beddington-erf/community/

Local Voluntary Partnership Funding Opportunities

The One Croydon Alliance is seeking to fund local voluntary and comunity groups to provide services or activities that will help reduce social isolation and loneliness.  The service aims to target people over 55 with complex health or care needs including those with dementia and mental health conditions. 
Find out more