Community Fund 2020-2023
The above Community Fund  consists of 5 commissioning opportunities and a small grants process.

The Community Fund Outcomes tender is now live; the new small grants programme will be launched in September 2019. They both close in October 2019.

CVA have put together a package of support for community groups applying to either (or both!) fund for more details of the fund and also of our support please click onthe link below.

Running a School Holiday Club this Summer?
Local partners will be expected to run a minimum of 16 sessions on different days of the Summer 2019 holidays (four sessions a week for four weeks; four hours per session), either just for children or for whole families.
Each session will need to include:

  • a free healthy meal and snacks meeting School Food Standards
  • at least one hour of physical activities
  • food-related activities (e.g. food preparation, budgeting)
  • a wide range of other enrichment activities (e.g. arts and crafts)

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.

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. 

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