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Covid Champions Small Grants Fund


Deadline for new submission midnight 15th April 2022



Croydon's infrastructure support service partnership ISS (Asian Resource centre Croydon ARCC, Croydon BME Forum CBMEF, Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association CNCA and Croydon Voluntary Action CVA) have been awarded £74,000 each to distribute as small grants to local community groups, this programme is a for COVID vaccine champions projects targeting communities with vaccine hesitancy.


Following CVA’s funding programme launch last week; ARCC CBMEF and CNCA are proud to launch our small grants pot with a respective 74k for each organisation to distribute.

Applying for the grant



The aim of this fund is to help reduce vaccine hesitancy amongst groups of the population where vaccination rates are low. This can be done through myth busting, having positive conversations and raising awareness about vaccines. It is also about making it easier for people to access having a vaccine in local area.

There are many groups and opportunities across our communities in the borough already attracting hundreds of local residents, on a daily or weekly basis. These will be targeted for these important conversations with our Covid-19 vaccination community champions.

New and existing activities/projects are welcome to apply. We are particularly interested in groups working in areas and communities with a low COVID19 vaccine uptake.

For more information contact 

How to Apply


Download the word application below, complete and return to; 



Deadline for application - Midnight 15th April 2022


Awards - by the end of April 2022

How much can I apply for?

Up to a maximum of £15,000 each.  Our endeavour is to fund as many organisations as possible. We expect the average bid amount to be between £5,000 - £10,000.

Delivery Timeframe


We expect most of the activities to be underway in June 2022 and to be completed by 28th February 2023.



Click below to access the application form.

If you have questions or need support to complete your application please email with ‘Small Grant Support’ in the subject line.

Due Diligence


ARCC, CBMEF and CNCA will be carrying out due diligence to ensure that the terms and conditions of the grant are adhered to. The funders reserve the right to refuse a grant or withdraw funds if the required standard is not met. Successful applicants will be expected to submit monitoring reports at the end of the project.

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