Community and voluntary groups making positive changes for Croydon communities can soon bid for up to £15,000 funding.
The Community Grant Fund offers money for community projects every year to deliver events or to buy equipment to help run community initiatives.
In the last round of funding London South Remap, a community group supporting disabled people, was awarded £570 to supply bespoke equipment to help Croydon residents. Guiding Hands CIC successfully bid for £3,000 allowing them to run a back to school programme supplying uniform, shoes and stationery for pupils for just £10.
Submissions can be made from Sunday 1 September to Tuesday 1 October, with additional submission windows due to open in January and May 2020.
This funding is part of a larger £2.6m Community Grant, which is already open for bids of more than £15,000.
Successful organisations will be asked to provide a project plan, their latest accounts and the names of the main members/organisers for the group.
In order to receive funding organisations should work towards one of the following goals:
- Helping people to live long, healthy, happy and independent lives
- Helping our children and young people thrive and reach their full potential
- Helping people to access homes and prevent homelessness
- Helping everyone feel safer in their street, neighbourhood and home
- Helping everyone to have the opportunity to work and build their career
“We are really fortunate to have such a large and active voluntary and community sector here in Croydon which plays a critical role in supporting residents, and we remain committed to supporting the sector.
“In recent years we have increased investment in Croydon’s voluntary and community sector to help support their vital work across the borough and I strongly encourage organisations to consider making an application to our Community Grant Fund.”
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities