Funding body information

London Borough of Croydon Council

London Borough of Croydon
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
020 8726 6000

Point of contact:

David Freeman, Voluntary Sector Manager, 020 8726 6000 x47042,


Croydon County Council provides a number of small and longer-term grants for the voluntary sector through an annual budget of around £2.5 million.

The following programmes are currently provided:

Further information on all of the above schemes can be found in the 'Third Sector' section of the council's website, under Third Sector Funding Opportunities

The council also produces Third Sector Commissioning Guide, which gives a comprehensive breakdown of how the Council fund's the Third Sector through grants, partnerships and commissioning programmes.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

The site provides some information on other sources of funding, e.g. from the government and the lottery, together with links to the appropriate websites.

Organisations within Croydon are also given free access to the GrantNet and Grantfinder databases.

Useful organisations:

Croydon Voluntary Action

This website was fairly easy to use, with information on voluntary sector funding located on a specific page under the following path:

Community and Living - Community Advice - Third Sector - Third Sector Funding Opportunities

This page is well-detailed and gives information on the different funding programmes provided, including whether or not they are open, and the council's 'Commissioning and Funding Guide', the local compact and links to other small funds and external funding opportunities.

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