About Croydon LIVE

About Croydon LIVE

Our public spaces are at their best when they are alive. Alive with ideas, ambition, activities, enterprises, events, people, wildlife…Croydon LIVE is here to provide a platform for Croydon's communities to develop, fund and launch their own projects to create and enliven fantastic new public spaces

Our Journey

Buses 4 Homeless started fundraising!3 hrs ago
Access All Areas Creative Space started fundraising!17 hrs ago
Transform the Walled Garden,Croydon started fundraising!3 days ago
150 years of South London Harriers started fundraising!1 week ago
Buses 4 Homeless
Buses 4 Homeless joined Croydon LIVE2 weeks ago

<b>We are still finalising where the buses will be located. We currently work from a base in Croydon, but have identified potential sites elsewhere.</b> Buses4Homeless is a low cost holistic solution to homelessness. With the help of our homeless guests & the local community, we can help create a unique space by converting buses into innovative eating, sleeping, learning & social spaces. WE OFFER A 3 MONTH LIVE ON BOARD INTENSIVE PROGRAMME TO: 1) Help overcome issues that lead to homelessness 2) Assist with mental & physical well-being 3) Teach soft, vocational skills + general life management skills 4) Assist guests into apprenticeships/training/jobs/own startups 5) Re-engage guests back into the community Our unique venue provides opportunities for positive community interaction with our guests. BUS 4 SLEEPING = 16 x 6ft pods + downstairs TV room BUS 4 EATING = 32 seater restaurant + commercial kitchen BUS 4 LEARNING = 10 desk spaces + separate group session area

Kinetic Konnect hit its fundraising target!2 weeks ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Access All Areas Creative Space
Access All Areas Creative Space joined Croydon LIVE2 weeks ago

Access All Areas Creative Space will be base in Croydon, but will also be available London-wide to be use by young people and youth organisations. The van will be professionally wrapped with vinyl graphics and fitted with 4 solar panels on the roof connected to a portable rechargeable generator to provide the van’s electricity. The van interior will be fitted out with ply wood lining and removable desk space for 4 computers, and a removable recording studio acoustic panelling to allow for extra space if needed for video production or training. The van will be available to hire free of charge to young people aged 11 – 25 years old and local organisations who work with young people, Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm.

Transform the Walled Garden,Croydon
Transform the Walled Garden,Croydon joined Croydon LIVE3 weeks ago

Together we'll create a sympathetic redesign of the Victorian Walled Garden,formerly part of the kitchen garden for the Horniman family home,celebrating Croydon’s diverse communities The new design’s landscaping will feature safe, fully accessible pathways to the garden ‘rooms’, innovative planting, decorative borders, handmade tiled walls, and performance space. This stage will be used for small scale performances of poetry, spoken word, dance, music and art exhibitions as well as for unique outdoor community gatherings. The new garden will enhance the whole community's social, physical and mental wellbeing by enabling the disabled, elderly and young families, as well as the wider community, to enjoy and be immersed in nature, biodiversity, outdoor learning and the therapeutic benefits of gardening within a unique setting. This is the 1st stage towards creating a horticultural education and arts centre using the Walled Garden and its surrounding buildings in central Croydon.

Digital Cafe with Serving Robots
Digital Cafe with Serving Robots joined Croydon LIVE3 weeks ago

The project involves building an energy efficient digital cafe with digital learning zone for all groups of age. We will host workshops to increase learning skills for young people to learn new skills in AI, automation and Robots. Currently the whole of Coulsdon is being swamped with builders busy in building homes (approx 200) and flats (approx 300) on multiple locations (Lion Green Road car park, and off Malcolm Road and Station Road). This is our collective opportunity to say thank you to our residents in helping to expand this town and providing affordable houses to new families. What we'll deliver: Build, decorate and renovate a new energy efficient Digital Cafe for all age groups to interact, learn and adapt to new skills and enjoy with families. Build serving robots to attaract this facility and to serve our customers Kids Play Area: Digitalised game/play area Fully Green - run by solar power Youth: Learn new skills in IA and play with Robotics software and hardware