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Potential funders for arts activities in Croydon

Earlier this month, Stanley Arts London hosted a meet-the-funders event that enabled arts organisations in Croydon to meet potential funders for next year's celebration of culture – London Borough of Culture 2023. If you missed the event, you can find out more about the funders present by clicking the links below. 

The Arts Council
The Arts Council is looking for organisations, artists, events, initiatives and others to apply for funding and help them achieve their strategy. 

Heritage Lottery Fund
The Heritage Lottery Fund provides funding for heritage projects from £3,000 up to millions of pounds.

Crowdfunding connects projects that matter with people who care and is a different way to raise money for good ideas.

Croydon Council - Ignite Fund medium grants
Applications for medium grants are now open for constituted organisations with a governing document and bank account. (A further fund for smaller grants will be announced in due course). 
Deadline: 18 November. 

National Lottery Community Fund
Both Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes are well-placed to support cultural activities. 

Propel - New Deal for Young Londoners
A new funding programme from a consortium of funders. 

Jack Petchey Foundation
The Jack Petchey Foundation has a number of funds and awards programmes for young people’s projects. 

Funding with deadlines

Together for London
Together for London provides funding for organisations responding to the immediate impacts of the cost-of-living crisis on the communities you support, particularly communities hardest hit by the crisis.
Deadline: 17 November.  

Hilden Charitable Fund
Organisations can apply for up to two years’ funding with grants awarded usually between £5,000 – £7,000 in value per year.
Deadline: 27 November. 

Grand Plan
Grand Plan awards £1,000 grants to creative people of colour based in the UK who want to make a new cultural project happen. It can be anything from poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs to workshops or events.
Deadline: 30 November.

Magdalen Trust
The Magdalen Trust funds charities working with vulnerable children and young adults, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation. The trust prefers to fund project costs rather than core costs.
Deadline: 30 November.  

London Funders has been working with funders across sectors and the capital’s equity infrastructure organisations to develop a collaborative funding programme, offering grants to communities experiencing structural inequality.
Deadline: 9 December. 

Our Space award
The Our Space Award (OSA) aims to help Londoners clean and green the city through active community engagement and participation, increasing a sense of community ownership over shared spaces.
Deadline: 12 December

Thomas Wall Trust
The Thomas Wall Trust was established in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for individuals and registered charities.
Deadline: 23 January. 
WCIT Grants
Projects must make use of IT, which can be developed into a model for wider replication, are sustainable and focus on outcomes that can be formally reported on.
Deadline: 1 February.

Apply any time

Asda Foundation
As a response to the cost-of-living crisis, Asda Foundation is offering grants of up to £2000 to local community groups following increases in their rent, utility bill and food costs as a result of the cost of living crisis.

Aviva Community Fund
Applications are open all year, with quarterly funding rounds for eligible causes. Funding is available for organisations looking to raise up to £50,000. 

Barclays Community Football Fund
The Barclays Community Football Fund, in partnership with Sported, is now open offering £500 grants, free training and exclusive ticket offers to help make football more accessible.

City Bridge Trust Small Grant
Small Grants for organisations with an annual income of less than £100,000. City Bridge Trust Small Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 per year are available for a maximum of five years.

Energy Saving Trust: Energy Redress Fund
Energy Saving Trust has been appointed to distribute payments from companies that may have breached Ofgem rules. Charities can apply for funds to deliver energy-related projects that meet the scheme’s priorities. 

Foyle Foundation
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support charities especially those working at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. Online applications can be accepted from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.

Home Instead 
Home Instead is now open to small grassroots organisations that are not registered as a charity. They fund activities and projects that further the needs of our ageing adult population through wellbeing activities and programmes to prevent social isolation and loneliness.

Morrisons Foundation
The Morrisons Foundation awards grant funding for charity projects which make a positive difference in local communities. In the main grants are available to fully fund projects up to £25,000.

National Lottery Awards for All 
A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000. With the pandemic still with us, they will continue to support people and communities most adversely impacted by Covid-19.

National Lottery Community Fund – Reaching Communities 
This programme offers funding for organisations that work with their community to help them thrive. They fund projects that work to make positive changes in their community – whether that is for people living in the same area, or people with similar interests or life experiences.

NatWest Community Business Loans
NatWest Social and Community Capital offers a helping hand to social ventures looking to scale, through loans, provided with flexible terms and business support. They offer alternative funding to business charities and social enterprises who don't qualify for mainstream loans. Their community business loans offer funding from £30,000 to £750,000 with flexible terms and repayments holidays including access to sector experts.

Tesco Community Grants
Tesco Community Grants are open to charities and community organisations to apply for a grant of up to £1,500. Every three months, three local good causes are selected to be in the blue token customer vote in Tesco stores.

Yapp Charitable Trust
Yapp Charitable Trust offer grants only for core funding to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work that focuses on one of their priority groups.

Grantway funding search

Grantway is a free, innovative, user-friendly new search portal designed to make it easy for charity and volunteer organisations to find and obtain essential grant funding. The portal searches funding opportunities from a wide range of sources and updates in real time.
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