Lewisham Council - Forest Hill Assembly

Get involved in your community with Forest Hill Assembly

You can help decide how to improve your local area at a local assembly open meeting. Find out about Forest Hill Assembly meetings and more.


 Meeting information

Retrieving Data

​Top prioritie​​s for Forest Hill Assembly

  • ​Youth engagement and provision: looking for activities that will appeal and support new and existing schemes young people. These could include those that are art, music, drama and sports based. We are also keen to open up the criteria to include ideas around exciting intergenerational projects.
  • Making Forest Hill more attractive and healthy: looking for proposals that will help to keep Forest Hill streets clean and appealing. This could include the planting of trees and flowers or a proposal that would increase street art or improve an area.
  • Community events: looking for proposals around events that include celebrations, e.g.​ Christmas or events that engage residents and local groups offering education and relevant information to the Forest Hill area, as well as being fun.
  • Supporting local traders: looking for proposals that could support and promote Forest Hill as a vibrant town centre and the Kirkdale area for local businesses.

The Forest Hill Assembly fund 2018–19

The assembly fund is now open for proposals from groups and organisations who can deliver projects which improve the Forest Hill area.

​What are we looking for in a proposal?

We are looking for proposals that address one of the Forest Hill Assembly priorities listed above.

The priorities have been identified by residents, community groups and local businesses who have attended the Forest Hill Assembly meetings.

We want to fund projects that aim to tackle these important issues raised by the local community.

How much is available?

  • There is £12,500 available.
  • You can apply for a maximum of £2,500 for each individual project.

What can it be spent on?

The money could be used to:

  • start up a project
  • support a group to develop new activities
  • support a larger project that has secured funding from other sources.

How to apply

  • Download the assembly fund application form in the documents section below, complete it and send it to maya.onyett@lewisham.gov.uk
  • Read the important information on page seven of the form before completing it.
  • The deadline for submitting your application form is Friday 7 September 2018.
  • There will be a vote to select winning projects at a Forest Hill Assembly Fund meeting, details to be confirmed.



Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 
20 August 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Plonk Crazy Golf at the Horniman

Horniman Museum and Gardens 
20 August 10am to 5pm

A 9-hole crazy golf course in the Horniman Gardens for all the family. Enjoy loop-the-loops, heroic hills as well as some special Horniman themed-holes, and Plonk's very own Gerald the Walrus!

Yamal: The Stream of Life  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 
20 August 10am to 5.30PM

A beautiful photography exhibition revealing the lives and culture of people living in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia.

Fitness & Stamina Swimming

Forest Hill Pools 
20 August - 24 August 10.30AM to 11am

Fitness & Stamina for swimmers 25m plus

Stage 2 Swimming Crash Course

Forest Hill Pools 
20 August - 24 August 11am to 11.30AM

Intensive Stage 2 crash course for those who have completed stage 1 or are in stage 2 and would like more practice

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