London Borough of Croydon

Community advice and funding services & information

  • Community strategy

    Our sustainable community strategy sets out our priorities for developing and maintaining Croydon as an attractive place to live, work and visit.

  • Community Grants

    Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support Croydon's Community Strategy

  • Community Ward Budgets

    Ward budgets is a program that has been established to support local communities to address local issues & improve local areas. The Community Ward Budget is led by ward members (councillors) but with the involvement of local residents.

  • Credit unions

    Credit unions offer convenient savings and low-interest loans to their members, who own and manage the credit unions themselves.

  • Asset based community development

    Strengthening communities through recognising, identifying and harnessing existing assets.

  • Funding

    Current funding opportunities for not-for-profit organisations. How to use online accounts to apply for and accept funds. Active Communities Fund. Organisations that have received funds.

  • Localism Act

    The Localism Act sets out a programme of change which the government believes will transfer power from centralised government to local people on many things which directly affect their lives.

  • Community asset transfers

    How community organisations can bid for council buildings and land that are put forward for transfer.

  • Discretionary rate relief

    How not-for-profit organisations funded by Croydon Council can apply for discretionary date relief.

  • Supporting the VCSE sector

    We support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations through various funding opportunities, community grants, the transfer of community assets, discretionary rate relief, leasing premises at an economic rent and giving advice. All our actions are underpinned by the Croydon Compact.