Capacity building support

CVA is the umbrella organisation to over 1,000 voluntary organisations and community groups covering the London Borough of Croydon. We support you to set up a group, obtain charity registration, start fundraising, find premises, develop marketing, help trustees to work out their responsibilities, set up financial systems, policies and procedures, and much more.

Most of our support is through training sessions, with very limited one to one work: 

  • Fundraising: If you want us to review your final draft of a fuding application please send to at least a week before the submission deadline.
  • Starting up: A limited number of free face to face 2 hour sessions will also be given to Croydon based groups needing more in-depth advice who attend our training sessions, in agreement with the trainer.
  • Volunteer Management: please send an email to



All of our events are listed in  our CVA events & training calendar. From Safeguarding Children to starting up your own community organisation - you will find a good range of essential support for your organisation.



Other Training from Voluntary Organisations in Croydon

To see if there's anything else going have a look at our What's on in Croydon events section.