The scheme

Our rent subsidy scheme will benefit a range of Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations. Funding will be awarded for 3 years and cover up to 100% of the contractual rent.

Successful applicants will need to provide annual progress reports. Awards can be amended or removed if applicants no longer qualifies.


Your organisation must:

  • be community led, a co-operative or a social enterprise
  • have good governance 
  • be capable of sustainably, legally and safely managing an asset and delivering services 
  • operate from a property that is rented or leased directly from Croydon Council
  • to meet our minimum reporting requirements
  • be willing to offer space (if available) and support to smaller groups
  • provide 75% of your services to Croydon residents
  • providing services that support the priority outcomes of the council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy

To apply

Download and complete the application form below, then email to

Application and payment dates

  • Application deadline - Applications are currently closed.  
  • Outcome notification - End April 
  • Award payment - From April 2021 to March 2023


We cannot help you write your application. However, you can read the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy and the Premises Related Support Policy (PDF, 480KB) for more information.

For more information about the application process please email or