Loan Fund

Community investment in Matthews Yard is an important part of our model. Your financial support not only validates our presence, it pays for it. A venue built with the love and support of the community is the only type of venue we would want to operate.


We are currently raising funds for the following projects:

Workspace – £30k
Our workspace is located next door to Matthews Yard and is home to Bobski’s Kitchen, our coworking space and a selection of suites for creative entrepreneurs. The space is partially completed and occupancy exceeds 40%. The project is forecast to pass its break-even point in July 2017. We now urgently need to borrow an additional £30,000 to complete work on the premises and bring it fully into use.

The Lounge – £5k
We are converting the former live room into the Members Lounge. An intimate, 60 capacity multi-function space available for our members to hire for public or private functions and events. Featuring a baby grand piano and a laid back vibe, this room is perfect for casual, intimate gigs and events. We need to raise £3k to refresh and equip the room to maximise earning potential over the net 12 months.

Studio Theatre –  £10k
Our Studio theatre was the first fully crowdfunded theatre in the UK. When it opened, it was the only independent theatre in Croydon. Over the years we have been unable to secure funding or sufficient revenue from the space to make it as good as we would like it to be. We want to borrow £10,000 to upgrade the lighting rig and controllers, improve the PA system. All investment in this space will be on equipment which can be relocated. [/one-half-first]


If you see the value in what we do and have capital to invest, then we would love to hear from you. Our loan fund offer repayment over 3 or 5 years and all loans receive a 10% premium per year. That’s 30% interest over 3 years or 50% interest over 5 years.

Read Frequently Asked Questions about our loan fund here
If you are interested in providing loan funding, please complete the contact form below and we will contact you within 72 hours. The minimum loan amount is £1,000GBP.No Fields Found.


Excellent Venue
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Excellent Venue, a friendly and relaxed place, where you are never rushed or hurried to finish up
Hotbed of talent
Hotbed of talent
John Wilkie
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A lovely place – a hotbed of talent. A lot of exciting things happening here – great to see wonderful theatre at a reasonable price, also great for food and to hang out.
Rachael Power
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Loved our experience here. Place is friendly and welcoming with amazing staff.
Off the chain
Prabhath P
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The staff are delightful, the service is exceptional and the cakes are off the chain
I love Matthews Yard
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I love Matthews Yard. I have spent many a long day here writing up my PhD thesis.
Great Value
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really nice relaxed atmosphere. amazing value and the staff are super nice!
Absolute Gem
Glass Moon Theatre Company
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This is an absolute gem of a space not just to perform in but also hang around in
Every town should have one
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I absolutely love it and all the charm it exudes. The food is great, the ambience relaxing, the staff are lovely and the events it holds are amazing. I truly wish every town and village had its own Matthews Yard. Go. You won’t be disappointed.
Trendy. Tasty. Good Looking.
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Love it. Trendy. Tasty. Good looking.
Best place to hang out
Deloris Daniels
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Such a great place to hang out, and the food is amazing
New York, Greenwich Village
Nick R
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Think, New York, Greenwich Village 1974. Very relaxed and friendly.
The most interesting venue
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The most interesting venue Croydon currently has to offer
The Croydon Citizen
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The precedent Matthews Yard has set for rejuvenating disused spaces within Croydon is unparalleled
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