Lewisham Local Workshops & Events

Volunteer Recruitment & Management – Thursday 22nd July, 10am

We are hosting a Volunteer Management workshop that focuses on how to recruit, develop and retain volunteers.

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Pathways to Partnership – Routes to Sustainable Community Collaboration – Tuesday 27th July, 10am

A networking session aimed at facilitating greater collaboration of VCS organisations.

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Introduction to Trusteeship – July 28th, 2pm

Becoming a trustee can feel like a leap into the unknown. At this event we will explore trusteeship and key roles in the boardroom.

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Highlights from Community Events Calendar

London Festival of Ideas- #CollectiveCultivation @ Ital Garden, Bellingham – July 23rd, 2pm

All about Hedgehogs @ Ringway Centre, Grove Park – July 27th, 10am

Pond Dipping & Wildflower Hunt @ Creekside Discovery Centre, Deptford – July 28th, 10am

Summer Festival Fundraiser @ Goldsmiths Community Centre, Downham – July 31st & August 1st


Lewisham 2022 Creative Change Fund – £1,000

Lewisham Creative ChangeThe fund aims to empower local organisations and artists to lead their own activity as part of the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture in Lewisham. 

The deadline for applications for grants of up to £1,000 (Seed Grants) is 19 July 2021.

Find out more and apply for a grant

Energy Saving Trust – Multiple Grants

Energy Saving TrustEnergy Voluntary Redress Scheme is now open. The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations by distributing payments from energy companies who may have breached Ofgem rules.

Find Out More and Apply Here

Deadline 29th July 2021

UK Youth Fund – up to £50,000

UK YouthUK Youth’s £1.36 million UK Youth Fund – Covid Resilience aims to ensure that grassroots youth organisations that have struggled due to the pandemic have the resources required to reopen.

Find Out More and Apply Here

Deadline 18th July 2021

Main Grants Consultation

Lewisham Council Consultation on its Proposed Main Grants 2022-25 programme.

The Council’s Main Grants programme funds voluntary and community organisations providing support to some of Lewisham’s most vulnerable residents. Support for voluntary and community sector groups remains a core priority for the Council and, in partnership with the NHS, the Council will continue to invest over £2.3 million per annum through this programme.

If you need support to take part, please e-mail the Council at main.grants@lewisham.gov.uk or call on 020 8314 7249.

The deadline for submissions is 22nd July

Local Covid-19 News

Walk-in vaccination clinics

NHS SE LondonIf you are eligible for a COVID vaccination, you can get your COVID vaccination from a number of walk-in and pop-up clinics. NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group have put together a list of walk-in and pop up clinics that you can access here.

Free PPE for voluntary sector organisations

Department of HealthThe Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is offering free PPE (personal protective equipment) for use by voluntary sector organisations. You can express your interest by completing this short form with a few details and a representative will contact you to arrange delivery. Please note that the details you provide will only be passed to DHSC, with PPE and delivery free of charge.

New Job Vacancies

St Hilda’s Crofton Park – Premises and Community Manager – Salary: £29,000 – £31,000 pro rata

Working Hours: 3 days per week

St Hilda'sThe role involves premises management, including health and safety, identifying and organising repairs and maintenance of two large listed buildings, liaising with community groups, managing bookings and hires and more.
Deadline: 19th July Apply Here

Lewisham Speaking Up – Advocate (Crime and Hate Crime) – Salary: £28k

Working hours – 28hrs per week

Lewisham Speaking UpThis is a part-time fixed term position until July 2022, with a possibility of extension. You will support adults who have a learning disability resident in the borough of Lewisham who have been a victim of Hate Crime and/or other crime.

Deadline: July 21st Apply Here

Goldsmiths Community Association – Managing Director (Part-time)

Salary: £22,380 – £24,000 (£37,300 – £40 000 pro rata)

Working Hours: 21 hrs/week

Goldsmiths Community AssociationGoldsmiths Community Association has a great new opportunity for a voluntary sector seasoned Managing Director to join our team and help realise our vision. 

Deadline: July 26th Apply Here


Sportsfun4all – Evening Football & Holiday Coach – Salary : £15 per hour

Sports Fun 4 AllWorking Hours: Evenings/Full time in August for Holiday Role

We are looking for a coach/youth worker to deliver our free football sessions to 13 –19 years old. We are looking for an individual with a passion for using football to engage young

No Deadline Given Apply Here

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