FUNDING FROM THE COUNCIL: 

Community Grants
Apply for up to £5,000 for Croydon projects that help meet the following outcomes:

  • Croydon is a place of opportunity and fairness
  • Croydon is a place where people from different back grounds get on well together, and
  • Croydon is a place that has a thriving and joined-up community

 https://www.croydon.gov.uk/community/advice/community-grants

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

Funding for London

New! Mayor London £32m Van Scrappage Fund
The above fund aims to help charities and small businesses in London switch older polluting vans for cleaner vehicles.

Grants to Celebrate Volunteers' Week - tight deadline though!
Team London is working with London Plus to offer grants to support reward and recognition of volunteering at a local level in London. To celebrate National Volunteers’ Week they  have a sum of £20,000 to give in small grants of £500 – £1000 to organisations to develop additional activities around reward and recognition of volunteering in their locality throughout June 2019. Deadline 26 April 2019

New! 
 ESIF Access to Employment Call for London LEP
The Greater London Authority (GLA) is seeking projects that help tackle London’s employment and skills challenges that complement and add value to existing ESF provision in London, including the Work & Health Programme, which in London is being devolved to the Mayor from 1 August 2019. Applications are encouraged from partnership bids, in each such case the application must be submitted by a lead organisation on behalf of the partnership, with the lead having the financial capacity to meet the required Due Diligence criteria.  Deadline is 9 May 2019.

Deadline:  Spring 2020
Mayor of London Culture Seeds

£1,000-£5,000 funding for arts culture and heritage projects and activities including: visual and performing arts, film making and film screenings; heritage projects; digital art; cultural events/festivals; literature spoken word reading groups; craft and making activities; choirs/singing groups; creative writing.

Fund for London Projects 
A new £100,000 fund - Improving Life for Londoners - available to organisations using crowdfunding to raise funds and deliver projects which will address inequality and lift people out of poverty in the capital.

Trust for London
New £100,000 crowdfunding initiative launched to tackle poverty and inequality in London. Projects should show how community involvement is central to what they are doing.