Additional funding resources

Find external funding opportunities to support local projects and communities.

Asda Foundation grants

The Asda Foundation supports small, grass roots organisations in several ways throughout the year. Working with Asda’s Community Champions in store, They are able to work with a range of organisations and groups on a variety of local community projects.

Find out more at

Asylum seeker support fund

The purpose of this funding is to provide information, advice and guidance to individuals and families who have received their asylum decision and are faced with making decisions on their next steps, including housing applications.

This fund is open for VCFS organisations to apply from Friday 29 September 2023 to midnight on Sunday 8 October 2023.

Read the Asylum seeker support fund signposting and support information (PDF, 84KB).

Download the application form (DOCX, 32KB) and return it to:

BA Better World Community Fund

If you are a UK registered charity or social enterprise working in the UK, your can apply  for funding support from British Airways BA Better World Community Fund.

For further information about this fund See the BA Better world Community Fund website.

Bid for funding via Arriva Rail

Apply to enhance the area in and surrounding your local London Overground station. Community groups can bid for funding via Arriva Rail London's community fund, by emailing:

Arriva Rail London has opened spaces for
local community hubs at two historic London Overground stations. Read about the: A Journey Through Time project (PDF, 701KB).

Children and Young People’s Resettlement Fund

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has launched the Children and Young People’s Resettlement Fund.

Up to £2.5 million is available from 2023 to 2025 to fund projects which support the specific needs of children and young people aged 21 and under who have come to, or settled in England, via:

  • Homes for Ukraine Scheme
  • Ukraine Family Scheme
  • Ukraine Extension Scheme
  • Afghan Resettlement Scheme (pathways 1, 2 and 3) 
  • Hong Kong BN(O) Visa Scheme

Local authorities and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations based in England can submit bids for grants for suitable projects. DLUHC expect to award a minimum of £1.5 million of the fund to regional and national projects. However, they also welcome bids from smaller local projects, including joint and consortium bids which have a named lead delivery partner. For individual projects, DLUHC expect the funding to range between £100,000 and £300,000.

Application deadline: 1 November 2023

For more information contact

Please feel free to share with your local networks. If you or any interested organisation would like to connect and submit a joint bid, get in touch.

Community Action for Partnerships in Health

The Community Action for Partnerships in Health is providing microgrants at either £2,000 or £5,000. Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 11 August.
The programme is looking to build stronger community resilience through funding community-led initiatives. These initiatives will scope, develop and/or deliver sustainable and community-led methods of building partnership between communities and health services. Proposals may incorporate the following themes:

  • Hearing and responding to community health priorities
  • Improving community access to health services 
  • Developing sustainable methods of building partnership between communities and health services

For more information, and to apply, visit the website.

Application support

Support is available to applicants via the My Community website. Initial support and advice are on offer to all interested applicants up to the EOI stage.

After the EOI stage, certain applicants will be able to access in-depth support for the development of their application and business case. This may also include access to small revenue grants to secure specialist support.


There will also be informative webinars which you can register for now on the following topics:

Croydon Relief in Need (CRiN) 

CRiN was established to provide financial assistance for Croydon residents who:

  • are in need due to poverty or hardship
  • have age, disability or other disadvantages

CRiN receives its funds from the Croydon Almshouse Charities. The committee meets quarterly to make decisions on how to distribute the funds fairly to best meet the needs of local people. Their funds have been used in a variety of ways, for example:

  • providing recreational equipment
  • refurbishing facilities
  • counselling
  • mentoring projects

Croydon Almshouse Charities can also support individuals with small one-off grants.

The next deadline for grant applications will be March 2024 (exact day to be confirmed).

Applications will not be accepted until February 2024.

If you wish to make an application, please contact the Community Development Officer, Bec Yusuf on 07511 181768 or email

You can download their grant-making policy and application details

Funding for all

Free and expert fundraising advice to small charities, voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. This resource is mainly for organisations in Kent and Medway, however many of the funds listed are also available to groups in Croydon. 

Visit the Funding for All website.

Get involved with the mentoring quality framework

If your organisation is looking for funding through the New Deal for Young People, please complete the framework self-assessment tool so you are eligible to apply when funding rounds are opened. You will also have access to a range of support including training, masterclasses and one-to-one support.

Get involved with the mentoring quality framework

GLA community spaces funding

The Culture and Community Spaces at Risk team works closely with organisations across London’s cultural, creative and community sectors to safeguard and support at-risk spaces and provide guidance for community spaces funding

GLA civil society funding

For funding that supports communities and civil society organisations visit community grants and funding

Local community partnerships

Local Community Partnerships - Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA). The council is working closely with CVA, other voluntary, community and faith sector partners, One Croydon and the Kings Fund to devolve 'power and authority to local people and communities'. There are 6 Local Community Partnerships planned and as they are established, they present an opportunity for locally based organisations to apply for funding.

For further details visit the Local Community Partnership website.

Reaching Communities England

This programme is offering over £10,000 of funding for organisations that work with their community. This includes people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

The funding aims to support communities with the things that are important to them, including:

  • reducing the impact of the cost-of-living crisis
  • supporting them to recover financially
  • helping them to rebuild and grow following the COVID-19 pandemic

In order to support communities, they fund projects and organisations which aim to:

  • build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.

Find out more about Reaching Communities England.

Screwfix Foundation

The Screwfix foundation supports projects that improve, fix and repair buildings, homes and facilities specifically used by people in need throughout the UK.  They donate grants in the region of £5,000 to charities and not for profit organisations. Prioritising those that will create a longer-term difference.

The types of projects funded include:

  • Improved energy efficient lighting & heating
  • Installation of new kitchen pr bathroom
  • Installation of a sensory room
  • General painting & decorating
  • Improving safety and security of a building

For more information and to apply visit The Screwfix Foundation.

Spacehive crowdfunding for local projects 

If you are seeking a funding platform used for raising funds for projects in your local area, see Spacehive

Suicide Prevention VCSE Grant Fund

The DHSC has launched a £10m Suicide Prevention VCSE Grant Fund for 2023/24 and 2024/25, to support suicide prevention activities delivered in England by non-profit organisations. Applications can be made up until 1st October. Applications must be made online via the Find a Grant portal by searching for "Suicide Prevention Grant Fund 2023-2025".
The DHSC will also be holding Meet the Funder webinars for potential applicants to answer any questions. To sign up, email:

The A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust is an independent grant-making organisation, founded in 1990 by Yves and Anne Bonavero to champion human dignity and support the most marginalised and excluded groups in the UK.

The Trust has no endowment and is funded annually by the Bonavero family. The next application deadline is: 27th October 2023

Decisions will be made on:

  • 26th January 2024
  • 26th April 2024
  • 26th July 2024
  • October 2024


How to apply

Visit the A B Charitable trust website

The Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund

A new £76m fund for community organisations struggling to meet increased demand for their critical services

such as the provision of:

  • food
  • emergency provisions
  • shelter
  • safe spaces
  • warmth
  • financial or housing advice

Organisations can apply for grants worth between £10,000 and £75,000 to cover project and core costs, including office rent, utilities, staff and volunteers, from now until the end of March. The application deadline is 16 October at 12 noon.

For more information, and to apply visit the website.

Tesco community grant scheme

The Tesco community grant scheme will award grants to charities and community organisations to fund local good causes whose focus is on supporting children and families. Funding pots of £500, £1,000 and £1,500 will be available for projects and Tesco customers will be able to choose which project receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop.

Find out more about the scheme.