Applications for the fund are now closed.

A Croydon scheme to support freelancers, artists and creative practitioners whose business has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis is now open for submissions.

The fund has been set up in partnership with the GLA and is offering grants of up to £1,000 each along with one-on-one business support to help freelancers, artists and creative practitioners adapt their business models to accommodate the new social distancing rules.

We are looking to support smaller creative practitioners that have been ineligible for any of the larger Government schemes including the new discretionary grant scheme run by Croydon Council 

The deadline for applications is midnight on 30 June. Funding decisions will be made as soon as possible with the majority of bids confirmed by email within 2 weeks of the closing date 


Applicants need to be either 

  • Based in an organisation that is part of the CEZ consortium 
  • Working with a delivery partner for a CEZ funded programme

List of cultural and community members of the CEZ