Inventing South Norwood Grants Programme

Throughout the programme we will be giving out grants to people to enable people inspired by South Norwood’s history of creativity and invention to create their own community event or activity. Grants of £500 to £1000 are available.

The activities could be anything from a guided walk or talk to a musical performance or a spoken word evening. There are few limits, the activities just need to be inspired by South Norwood tradition of creativity and invention; past or present day, and can be focused on any form of invention, whether it be new music, new imagery, a new building or new ideas.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications currently closed, come back in early 2023 for information for new applicants.

Three men laughing in the Stanley Arts gallery as they look at a photography exhibition

Team Members

Norman Murray

Moa Taylor Hodin

Moa Taylor Hodin

Heritage Engagement Manager
Photo of Ruth Miller in the Society Room at Stanley Arts

Ruth Miller

Archive Group Lead

Previous Grants

Previous Grants

Two rounds of grant funding have taken place to support cultural events across the heritage action zone. Click the links below to find out more about each project.

In our first round of grant giving, five grants were awarded for activities including an exhibition and talk on the Croydon Canal, a photography exhibition and talk on historic photographer Charles Harrison Price, a competition to design the 2021 panto dame costume at Stanley Arts, a project focused on the music of Avril Coleridge-Taylor and a youth programme inspired by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha.

Our second round of grants saw eight grants issued for projects with a broad range of activity including walks, research, films and podcasts, all of which will be shared and celebrate in early 2023.

Beats & Eats at Stanley Arts;
 The Hiawatha Sessions
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