Young Croydon directory

Are you aged 16-18 and just received your exam results? 
Read our exam results guide page for information and advice on your next steps, and how to reach your career goal.

Find the right support

The Young Croydon directory is a useful resource to help find information and support such as:

  • apprenticeships
  • business start-ups
  • careers information and advice
  • courses and workshops
  • mentoring
  • traineeships
  • volunteering
  • work experience and internships

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If you would like to discuss information about education, training or getting a job, please contact us. You can also let us know if a service is no longer valid or missing from our directory by contacting the Young Croydon team.


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Palace for Life 

This free social mobility programme runs 2 days a week for 6 to 8 weeks; where young people can take part in a variety of workshops, masterclasses. There's also work experience opportunities and personalised support to help them to reach their goals. 

Selhurst Park, London, se25 6pu.

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

You could get a bursary to help with education-related costs if you’re aged 16 to 19 and:

  • studying at a publicly funded school or college in England - not a university
  • on a training course, including unpaid work experience

ASBO Magazine

ASBO Magazine is a local magazine and online resource, providing valuable experience for young people interested in media, fashion, music and TV production.

Better: Public sports and leisure facilities

Better aims to get people more active. They promote healthy and active lifestyles, giving communities access to facilities that help improve their health and happiness through participation in activities. 

In the Croydon area they have the Croydon Community Hub, the Outdoor hub for sports, training, events and local sports teams and 33 tennis courts across 14 parks in the borough.

They also offer a range of activities including:

Catch 22

Designed to support young people who are either NEET, struggle with their mental health, ex-offenders or at serious risk of offending into positive outcomes.

Barking Road, London, E16 4HQ.

07943 522 148

CAYSH: homelessness support

CAYSH works with young people facing homelessness in London, providing safe homes and support to enable them to achieve their potential.

Services include:

  • free advice drop-in
  • housing pathway
  • lodgings
  • support officers

CAYSH operates the appointment free Drop in Zone in Croydon for 16-21s, providing general advice on just about anything and specialist advice to those facing homelessness.

119 High Street, Croydon, CR0 1QG.

0208 683 0227

Child Benefit

You get Child Benefit if you’re responsible for bringing up a child who is:

  • under 16
  • under 20 if they stay in approved education or training


Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT)

CALAT offers courses working alongside local communities and employers. You can study:

  • arts and crafts
  • business
  • childcare
  • computing
  • English
  • maths

Katharine Street, London, CR0 1NX.

020 8726 7777

Croydon Drop In (CDI)

CDI  supports young people aged 11 to 25 years old and families who live, work or study in Croydon.

CDI offer free and confidential counselling information, advice and advocacy services.

This service is for: 

  • Children and young people aged 0 to 25.

132 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RF.

020 8680 0404