There are various sources of funding available to businesses, start-ups and voluntary and community organisations from grants, loans to crowd funding. Below is a list of funding opportunities with deadline dates.
Croydon’s Green Fund
Grants for projects, activities and initiatives that promote environmental protection, green living and a sustainable lifestyle in Croydon. Grants between £1,000-£15,000 for small/medium projects and between £15,000-£50,000 for medium/large projects. Grants will be made three times a year.
The One Croydon Alliance is seeking to fund local voluntary and comunity 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.
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Latest funding opportunities from Grant finder can be found here
Community and Connections grant
The Community and Connection grants programme provides funding for those who are making a positive contribution to the lives of those experiencing mental illness, and are primarily serving Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon.
This fund has particular focus on funding projects working with and for the benefit of people who are, or have been, severely unwell and who are likely to have experienced additional social or economic disadvantage. We are particularly interested in hearing from projects that can demonstrate a meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion, and which reach and empower people to play an active role in their own wellbeing and recovery. Proposed projects should go over and above what might be provided through NHS funding. The average grant awarded is £20-3k and applications close on 12 May 2021
The full details and how to apply can be found here: https://maudsleycharity.org/our-grants/community-and-connection-grants/