London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Council is keen to see more cultural projects, programmes and events taking place across the borough and more funding for culture coming in from other funders.

Croydon’s Cultural Partnership Fund is designed to offer partnership funding for cultural projects benefiting Croydon residents.  Matched funding is generally around 25% but can be up to 50% and the maximum grant is £10,000. Funds are only available to support projects that are bringing in other funding to the borough and are ultimately dependent on that  funding being confirmed.  Other sources of funding include Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery funding.

Applicants are encouraged to discuss their applications to the Fund in advance with the culture team -

Applications to the Cultural Partnership Fund should be submitted to the Council at the same time as the partner bid is submitted and a minimum of 6 weeks before the decision date. Retrospective awards will not be made.

Project Delivery

Projects must take place in Croydon, but may be part of initiatives taking place across London, have a demonstrable public benefit and help support the development of the cultural sector in Croydon.


Organisations must be non-profit and be at least informally constituted which means having a bank account in the name of the group with at least 2 signatories. Individuals are not eligible to apply unless in partnership with another organisation.


There is a rolling deadline and bids will be assessed on a monthly basis.  Funding will only be allocated to projects that meet the criteria and payment is conditional on the partnership funding being secured.

The funding decisions will be made by the Creative Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for culture. Decisions will be made within 6 weeks of submission and will be confirmed by email.

Please note Croydon’s Cultural Partnership Fund cannot match previously secured funding as they are designed to help your organisation gain the match. Any award made will only be released once the match funding is confirmed. If your match-funding bid is not successful the award from this scheme will be withdrawn.

How to Apply

  • Talk to the culture team in advance of making an application about the amount of partnership funding to apply for
  • Complete the simple application from the downloads section below 
  • Include a full copy of your application to the external funding organisation.  
  • Email your application to

Advice & Support

If you need advice and support or have a question, please contact the culture team - Telephone: 020 8604 7029
Application forms available in large print. One to one support offered to complete forms.


Culture Team

Job Title: 
Creative Industries and Culture Project Manager
Address Line:

6th Floor, Zone D

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon, CR0 1ED


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