Local organisations could see their ideas to boost Croydon’s nightlife become a reality thanks to a new council project.
Good Evening Croydon is seeking creative concepts that will rejuvenate and energise the night-time economy, as part of the ongoing regeneration in the borough. Proposals should highlight Croydon’s diversity and undiscovered potential as a location for a good night out. Culture must be at the heart of all ideas and entries could be anything, ranging from holding special events, to ideas for lighting schemes and unique night-time programming at new or existing venues. Or, it could be something entirely different, which hasn’t been seen in Croydon before. Up to five of the best ideas will be shortlisted and these groups will then be supported by the council to begin developing their idea to assess viability, before some or all of the proposals are fully developed for the people of Croydon to enjoy.
Councillor Mark Watson, Cabinet Member for Economy and Jobs, said: “Good Evening Croydon is a fantastic opportunity for local organisations to directly contribute to the evening and night-time offerings in Croydon. Proposals can be for locations anywhere in the borough and I’m excited to see the creative ideas our local businesses and community groups put forward to enhance Croydon’s night-time economy.”
Applicants must be Croydon-based and need to complete the council’s online form detailing their idea in 500 words. The piece should include where and when their idea would take place and what positive impact it would have on the borough’s night-time economy. Entries should also outline costs – which must be within the range of £5k to £50k – and any photos or images to support the idea should also be included. All submissions must be sent by midnight on Sunday 7 May 2017.