Funding body information

London Borough of Lewisham Council

Town Hall
Catford Road
020 8314 6000

Point of contact:

Community Sector Unit, Directorate: Community Services, 020 8314 7855 or 020 8314 6730,


The London Borough of Lewisham Council provides many grant schemes for voluntary and community sector groups, which are categorised under the following areas:

  • Arts Service grants; several grants schemes are available to art projects.
  • Local Assembly Fund; which encourages community participation and involvement.
  • Sports Small Grants Funding: Lewisham sports small grant scheme is available to help individuals and sports clubs within Lewisham to grow, sustain and excel. Please note that this fund is currently closed but may re-open.

Further details on the grant schemes provided in these areas, including contact details and deadlines, can be found at the following link: Lewisham Council Funding

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Useful organisations:

Voluntary Action Lewisham:

East London CVS Network:

The Lewisham Council website is very accessible, with all relevant information easy to locate under the 'Community and Living' section.

Each funding stream has a short but informativel breakdown, including contact details, deadlines and application forms.

Other information available includes links to voluntary, community and faith organisations and links to volunteering opportunities and voluntary organisations.

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