We support voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector initiatives through various funds. The programmes that are currently accepting bids are

There is more information about our tender process on the tenders and contracts web page.

One Croydon Alliance

The One Croydon Alliance is seeking to fund local voluntary and community groups to provide services or activities that will help reduce social isolation and loneliness.

The service aims to target people over 55, with complex health or care needs including those with dementia and mental health conditions. Recurrent and one off funding is available in the region of £1,000—£5,000 per project. Higher amounts for exceptional initiatives can be discussed with the Community Facilitators

Tell us your idea

All we need at this stage are your good ideas and some contact details. As part of the pack you will find a service specification which sets out what we are looking to achieve.

One Croydon’s Strategic Goals and Outcomes

  • Improve healthy life expectancy, people are living longer and healthier lives
  • Reduce inequalities of life expectancy
  • A sustainable health and care system, affordable models of care delivering improved outcomes.
  • If your idea meets the outcomes we need, you will be invited to come and discuss it in more detail.

How to apply

Please write to us at one.croydon.alliance@croydon.gov.uk to be sent a funding pack. Please put LVP FUNDING APPLICATION in the title of your email. You will be contacted by a Community Facilitator.

Who can apply

Voluntary and community organisations delivering services to Croydon residents and those registered with Croydon GPs. You must be able to demonstrate how you link with other local groups and organisations to reduce social isolation in people over 55 years and reduce loneliness.


Open4Croydon is a comprehensive database of over 2,000 UK and European Union funding initiatives available to VCSE sector groups. Croydon Council and Croydon Voluntary Action both subscribe to Open4Croydon; if you want us to search the database for a grant for your organisation, please contact Yvonne Gaye or Carole Short, details below.

Open4Croydon allows organisations to conduct their own online searches on Open4Croydon, free of charge. You will have to answer a few simple questions about your organisation and the project you wish to undertake. Once you have done this, Open4Croydon will give you an overview of the funding schemes which may be available for your project.

Details of your Open4Croydon search results will be automatically emailed to Carole Short, at Croydon Voluntary Action, who may then forward any relevant queries to Yvonne Gaye at Croydon Council. Carole and Yvonne may be able to help you follow up your Open4Croydon search. 

This service is only available to groups whose activities will take place in the London Borough of Croydon. For activities that will not take place in the London Borough of Croydon, please contact the borough or local authority where your activities will be based.


VCSE glossary (PDF, 182.6KB)

Standard VCSE funding conditions (PDF, 120.0KB)

Income and budget expenditure template for one year (XLS, 48.0KB)