Relief in Need derives most of its funds from the Croydon Almshouse Charities, and its committee meets quarterly or as necessary to make decisions on how to distribute the funds fairly to best meet the needs of local people.

Its funds have been used in a variety of ways, for example providing accommodation, recreational and other facilities, counselling, equipment, and other types of support. Its aim is to provide support as widely across the Borough of Croydon as possible, with a preference for one-off grants towards specific projects, rather than ongoing core costs. 

You can find more information and how to apply for funding on the Croydon Alms Houses website.