Church Grove

The application process to become a resident and self-builder in our Church Grove project took place in February–March 2016. Successful applicants were selected by ballot at a special event in the Council Chamber of Lewisham Town Hall on Friday 18th March 2016.

Because we know that people’s circumstances will unavoidably change over the course of the Church Grove Project, RUSS has decided to reopen the application process indefinitely. Eligible applicants can now apply at any time and, subject to eligibility checks, join the waiting lists for the various ‘pools’ for Church Grove. Please note that due to the popularity of the initial application process the waiting lists are, in the case of some pools, already lengthy. More information on the pools is given below.

If you would like to apply to join the pool waiting lists please read the ‘Church Grove Offer‘ document and fill out the ‘Church Grove Expression of Interest Form’ form. The Offer document contains detailed information on the pools. The form should be returned by post to ‘Church Grove Project, RUSS, PO Box 68846, LONDON, SE23 9EA’. Following the ballot on 18th March there is no application deadline and eligible applicants will be added to the waiting list for the relevant pool in the order applications are received. Applicants on the pool waiting lists will be invited to progress to the next stage of eligibility checks when a place in the self-build group corresponding to the applicant’s pool becomes available.

For example, if you apply for a place in Pool 1 (1-bedroom shared equity flat) you will join the end of the Pool 1 waiting list. Following the ballot, there are already a number of applicants on this waiting list. If a Pool 1 place becomes available in the self-build group the applicant(s) at the top of the Pool 1 waiting list will be invited to progress towards joining the self-build group. RUSS can make no guarantee of invitations being made to applicants on waiting lists. Please ignore any reference to a deadline on the Expression of Interest documents.

Please contact RUSS by email at if you have any queries.