Jigsaw4u is recruiting an Operations Manager

Jigsaw4u is recruiting an Operations Manager who will hold the day-to-day responsibility for the operations management function as part of our Senior Management Team

Canons Summer Fair

The recent Canons Summer Fair was a great success held in a beautiful setting on what turned out to be the perfect summer's day

The Merton Giving Fund - Green Social Prescribing

A new fund has launched from Merton Giving. The deadline for applications is Monday 13th June.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Our offices will be closed over the long weekend re-opening on Tuesday 19th April.

I'm A Director, Get Me Out of Here

On Friday 22nd April, Merton Connected's CEO, Simon Shimmens will be taking part in St Raphael's Hospice's inaugural I'm A Director Get Me Out of Here fundraiser.

Support for Ukranian Refugees via local organisation Polish Family Association

Association for Polish Family, a locally based charity, has been working with Poles and other Eastern Europeans in the borough and neighbouring boroughs of Sutton and Wandsworth since 2007.

Student Volunteering Week 2022 – Why Not Get Involved?

Student Volunteering Week 2022 (SVW22) takes place from Monday 7th to 13th February.

Remembering Eric, Home Visit Library Volunteer

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to one of our much-loved and longest serving Home Visits Library Service’s Volunteers, Mr Eric Leppard.

Seasons Greetings

Our offices will be closed from Christmas Eve and re-open on Tuesday 4th January 2022. We wish you all a peaceful break and a Happy New Year

Merton Giving Gift For All Christmas Appeal

Building on the heart-warming generosity from our community last year, this festive season Merton Giving is partnering with Centre Court Shopping Centre to encourage local people and businesses to donate a Christmas Gift to some of our local residents who

Merton Social Prescribing Services chosen by the University of Oxford to be part of an evaluation

We are delighted that the Merton Social Prescribing service has been chosen by the University of Oxford to be part of a Social Prescribing evaluation and are one of just six sites selected from across the UK.

#GoodFoodMerton Pop Up

Join Sustainable Merton at their up coming #GoodFoodMerton Pop Up event

The Afghanistan Crisis. How you can help.

In response to the Afghanistan crisis, Merton Giving is signposting residents, who would like to offer their support, to relevant charities.

MertonVision is recruiting for a Habilitation Specialist

MertonVision is recruiting for a Habilitation Specialist to join their team

Local job opportunity with Merton Mencap

Local charity, Merton Mencap are recruiting for a Projects, HR and Systems Administrator to work 25 - 28 hours over 3 to 4 days, which can be flexible

Wimbledon Guild Waggy Walk Makes A Paw-Some Return!

Wimbledon Guild, the community charity that supports people across Merton, has announced that this year’s Waggy Walk will take place on Saturday 2 October on Wimbledon Common.

MOPAC (Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime) Funding

Merton’s Safer Neighbourhood Board receives funding from MOPAC to give grants to small projects delivered in the local area that may help cut crime and boost public confidence. Applications for 2021 are open now. Deadline: Monday 16th August

2022 GSK IMPACT Awards & new GSK Grow Programme – core funding and training for health and wellbeing charities

Applications are now open for the 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards. This is also the 25th anniversary of the awards and, to mark this milestone, funding has been increased and the new GSK Grow Programme, to support smaller charities, has been launched

A message from Simon Shimmens, CEO of Merton Connected

The State of the Sector Report 2021 has been released today. This report, the first since 2016, reflects on the challenges that the entire sector has faced and continues to face as a result of the current pandemic.

Jigsaw4u’s first virtual dog walk fundraiser

Get your four-legged friends ready for Jigsaw4u’s first virtual dog walk fundraiser!

Join our Social Prescribing team

PCN Social Prescriber’s are the new addition to our successful social prescribing service and will support each one of the six local Primary Care Networks to assist local people to access appropriate services.

Sign up to be part of a volunteer team in Mitcham this summer

Can you recall the excitement of the rides, the smell of candy floss and the music on the merry-go-round?

Loving Earth: A Legacy of Lockdown Summer Exhibition

Sustainable Merton, Merton’s local environmental charity, is excited to be hosting its first ever local exhibition to showcase the stunning, heart-warming and thought-provoking legacy that has been created by Merton residents as part of its Loving Earth

Administration and Support Apprentice wanted at Merton Connected

Do you a young person, keen to step into the world of work? We are looking for an Administration and Support Apprentice to join our team.

Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week will take place from 14 - 18 June. Hosted by Marmalade Trust, it's a campaign that raises awareness of loneliness and gets people talking about it.

Nominate a Chipotle Community Champion

​London Sport have a multi-year partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill which will see the global healthy-eating restaurant company support London Sport’s ambitious vision of making London the most physically active city in the world.

Join the borough’s biggest-ever community conversation

Merton Council is asking Merton residents, students, commuters and businesses for your views on the future of your area as part of the borough’s biggest-ever community conversation.

Funding for families or campaign groups to help with campaigns, events and initiatives

​The purpose of the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is to ensure that families or campaign groups can get access to small grants to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns, events and initiatives.

Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy is on a mission to clean up the UK, a #MillionMileMission! They want people across the country to get outside and get active and help clean up a million miles of UK streets, coastline, parks, footpaths and neighbourhoods.

EU Settlement Scheme - 50 days left to apply

If you are an EU resident, you need to act now to secure your rights in the UK. If you lived in the UK before 31 December 2020 and you or someone in your family are an EU citizen, you must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021. You can com

Help shape Merton's future in biggest-ever engagement programme

​Merton Council is asking residents, students, commuters and businesses for their views on the future of their area as part of the borough’s biggest-ever community conversation. The council wants to find out what local people to share their views on

Turn our streets green

From Mitcham to Morden to Merton Park, residents are being encouraged to make their streets green by taking part in planting, improving the community wellbeing and delivering important environmental benefits.

Volunteer at one of the best music festivals in the world

An exciting opportunity to volunteer at one of the best music festivals in the world has just been announced!

Take the Merton Moves Pledge and get more active

Merton Moves is an initiative from Wimbledon Guild and Merton Council to help over 50’s in the borough adopt a more active lifestyle.

Give a little love

​Community has become more important than ever in the last year, so we were thrilled when we saw a new partnership blossom between Waitrose and John Lewis.

Wimbledon Guild delighted with support from local people

During the coronavirus pandemic, Wimbledon Guild has been supporting over 600 existing customers as well as providing assistance to over 400 vulnerable people in Merton who have been referred to the charity through the COVID-19 Community Response Hub.

Merton CIL help deaf and disabled residents through the crisis

Merton Centre for Independent Living helps deaf and disabled residents through the crisis with advice and advocacy and disability arts.

Library membership doubles during lockdown

We are delighted to see that library membership has doubled during lockdown and although the library buildings still remain closed, new memberships continue to increase.

New campaign launches to get Merton moving

Wimbledon Guild and Merton Council launch “Merton Moves” today, a new campaign with partners to inspire older Merton residents to adopt a more physically active lifestyle.