Apply for the 2017-18 New Cross Assembly Fund

Apply for funds for projects that meet The Assembly priorities as identified by residents at the February meeting. Maximum amount that you can apply for is £2,000. Deadline Monday 30th October 2016 at 12.00 noon.

What is it? ~ The assembly fund is a budget allocated to each of the 18 Lewisham wards to meet the priorities as set by the ward assembly.

The New Cross Assembly has previously supported local projects including:

  • A project to raise awareness of the danger of carrying knives for primary school children.
  • Mentoring, theatre and photography projects for young people.
  • Funding toward the New Cross & Deptford Free Film Festival.
  • IT courses & employability support for unemployed adults.
  • Music project to improve confidence & mental health.

How much is available? ~ There is £12,500 available for New Cross and the maximum amount that you can apply for £2,000.

What can it be spent on? ~ It must benefit New Cross and be linked to at least one of the below New Cross assembly priorities, these are:

 Unemployment & skills development

  • Activities for older people & tackling social isolation
  • Housing developments & the built environment
  • Health, wellbeing & community safety

I have an idea, but I’ve never done this and I’m not part of an organisation ~ We want to help, tell us your idea and we’ll work with you.

How do I apply? ~ It is simple, complete the application form which will be available to download from September at  

Alternatively you can contact the Development Officer Sarah Lang on

020 8314 6306 or email

What else do I need to know? ~ The fund opens on Wednesday 6th September and closes on Monday 30th October 2016 at 12.00 noon. The Coordinating Group will then to meet to discuss all the applications to decide the following:

  • Does the application meet one or more of the priorities?
  • Is it value money and are the costs reasonable?
  • Is there a need for this project?

Successful applications will then take place in a market place where residents can vote on which projects get the funding. This will take place at assembly meeting in November.

12/10/2017 - 30/10/2017
Contact Name: 
Sarah Lang
Contact Email: