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Sydenham Assembly fund 2018–19

The assembly fund is now open. Local groups working towards our priorities, you can apply for up to £2,000.

Funding criteria

Your proposal should reflect one or more of our priorities and meet other eligibility criteria.

Current priorities

  1. Clean and green
  2. Crime and antisocial behaviour
  3. Health and wellbeing
  4. Vibrant high street
  5. Bringing the community together

We encourage you to use the assembly fund to tackle environmental issues, from greening the street to organising a community clean-up.

Eligibility criteria

As well as meeting our priorities your application should:

  • offer direct benefit to people who live, work or study in Sydenham
  • show evidence of need, and if a similar resource already exists
  • represent value for money
  • be sustainable – your project should benefit the community long term after the funding ceases
  • show what alternative funding you have considered and is available.

How to apply

  • Read the summary below. Download and complete the application form and send it to laura.luckhurst@lewisham.gov.uk 
  • The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 September.
  • If you meet the deadline and key criteria, your application will be considered by the Sydenham Assembly on 6 October.
  • If you have any questions, email Laura Luckhurst or call her on 020 8314 3830.

Examples of previously funded projects

We gave:

  • £1,200 to provide gym equipment to offer healthy and positive activities to young homeless people at Single Homeless Project. This was part of a large project to develop an unused space to provide a range of stimulating and developmental activities for the young people
  • £2,000 to provide Christmas hampers and Christmas lunches to people on low incomes and those who are isolated in Sydenham at Christmas
  • £600 to build on a local project to create street planters as an alternative to street trees, bringing the community together through community gardening activities and a street party
  • £1,800 for a weekly tutor-led craft group targeted towards low-income, vulnerable and socially isolated adults.




Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 
24 July 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.

Stop Smoking Clinic - Sydenham Free

Sydenham Green Group Practice 
25 July 10am to 5pm

Stop smoking with a friendly advisor from the NHS

XLP Bus Youth Club Free

At the top of Hazel Grove (nearest postcode is SE26 4JJ) 
26 July 4pm to 6pm

Activities and support for young people, including: Playstation 4, Xbox, laptops, games, beauty bar, music, toast and chats.

600 Seconds: Conflict! - an evening of new short plays by SE London playwrights

The Sydenham Centre  
28 July 8pm to 10pm

An evening of new short plays on the theme of 'conflict' performed script in hand by professional actors. Vote for your favourite on the night!

Seated exercises

Sydenham community library service 
31 July 11am to 12 noon

Exercises sitting down.

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