I welcome the Council's decision to support Croydon's creative community with a fund to help cultural organisations that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Croydon’s £135k Cultural Relief Fund will provide emergency funding to support cultural organisations in danger of closing, and also programme funding for cultural activity during the health crisis.
Cultural organisations were hit early by economic impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, with theatres and other entertainment venues among the first to close their doors.
Grants will be available to groups who are based or work in the borough, with most bids expected to be around £2-5,000. Applicants can find out more by contacting the council’s culture team at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss their application.