Lewisham Council - Downham Assembly

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Downham Assembly fund 2018–19

The assembly fund is now open for applications from local groups and organisations.

Funding criteria

Your proposal should reflect one or more of our priorities:

  • children and young people
  • older people and intergenerational projects
  • creating a high quality living environment.

How much is available?

There is £12,500 available.

There is no cap on the amount you can apply for. If applying for more than £2,000 you will need to have conducted robust research and be able to:

  • evidence the need for your project
  • demonstrate it is a high value project that will have a greater impact on the ward.

How to apply

  • Download and complete the application form and send it to Ali.williams2@lewisham.gov.uk.
  • The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Sunday 18 November 2018.

Examples of previously funded projects

We have previously supported local projects such as:

  • 1 Life Tea Dance
  • Downham Celebrates Festival
  • Downham Choir
  • Downham Football
  • Kid’s Kitchen
  • London Garden Workshop
  • Raiders Netball.



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Council services over the Christmas and New Year period

Find out about changes to council services over the Christmas and New Year period.


Fit bus transport to exercise for older people Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 
18 December 9am to 1pm

Our minibus is picking older, isolated people up from 'hubs' in the local community and take them to exercise sessions available in Downham, Whitefoot, Grove Park and Catford South.

Get Online with Learn My Way  Free

Downham Library 
18 December 10am to 12 noon

Join our supported sessions for seniors who would like to learn how to get online and become more confident with computers. Booking required.

Forster Park and North Downham Walking Group Free

Goldsmiths Community Centre 
18 December 10.30AM to 11.30AM

Friendly walking group meets every Tuesday 10:30am at Goldsmiths Community Centre for a 1-hour walk around the park

Pre-school gymnastics

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 
18 December 10.30AM to 11.15AM

Children who are 2+ can try out gymnastics from this young age! Lots of equipment will be used with a qualified instructor.

Stop Smoking Clinic - Downham Leisure Centre Free

Downham Health & Leisure Centre 
18 December 4pm to 7pm

Free and friendly help from the stop smoking service

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