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Consultation from Merton Council

Merton Council is in the process of recommissioning their main corporate grants funding programme for 2023-26

Meet the Funder Workshop

An informative workshop to find out more and support applications to the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund

Support Wimbledon Guild whilst having labrad-oodles of fun at Waggy Walk

Local community charity Wimbledon Guild is back with their biggest fundraising event of the year - Waggy Walk is on Saturday 1st October and this year dogs go FREE!

Help shape the future of our hospitals

NHS South West London are inviting you to attend a workshop to share your ideas and help shape the strategy for the next 5 years.

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

100 Day Campaign - Recruitment of Blood Donors from Black and Asian Communities.

A campaign recently launched to raise awareness of the need for blood donors from Black and Asian communitities.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)

Nominations for the 2023 awards are now open.

Befriending Support Coordinator

Wimbledon Guild is recruiting for someone to help recruit and support their befriending volunteers and support the individuals they work with.

Age UK Merton is recruiting

Local independent charity, Age UK Merton, is recruiting for At Home Support Workers

Young Volunteers supporting Merton Connected.

The Merton Connected team is lucky enough to have the support of two young volunteers over the summer period.

Key Changes to the NHS and Health and Care Services.

The Kings Fund has produced a helpful new video that summarises key changes to the NHS and health and care services.

Charity Commission Consultation on proposed changes to the annual return

The Annual Return is an online form that all charities with yearly incomes of £10,000 or more must complete within 10 months of the end of their financial reporting period.

Banking for Charities

As part of the Civil Society Group, NAVCA joined with other infrastructure organisations including NCVO to analyse the results of a recent survey of charity experiences of banking.

Seeking Future Voices Ambassadors

Do you know a young person who could become an expert advisor for Youth Futures Foundation and use their personal experiences to shape how Youth Futures works?

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

Community Outreach Activities Worker Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has opened up at Merton Vision for an enthusiastic and committed Community Outreach Activities Worker within the Sensory Impairment team.

Tender Opportunity

A new opportunity to develop and oversee the running of Wilson Wellbeing services and activities is on offer. 

Calling Community Champions

We are searching for Community Champions to help share important messages from the council and Public Health with the community.

A Volunteering Success Story

From her arrival in the UK from Jamaica some 43 years ago, Joan’s journey has been one of service and dedication to the community.

A Volunteering Success Story

New to the UK in 2003, Slawek started as a volunteer and is now an established member of the Merton community and has recently been elected as a local councillor

The Merton Giving Fund - Green Social Prescribing

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

How to get the most out of Volunteer’s Week 2022

It’s under a month until Volunteer’s Week which starts on 1st June and this year marks a particularly special year given the week falls within the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Opportunities for volunteering to assist refugees from Ukraine in Merton

Commonside and Polish Family Association are working to support families and individuals from Ukraine.

South London Communities - Platinum Jubilee Grant

Grants  up to £300 are available to groups and organisations who are planning to host Jubilee themed celebration events and commemorative activities (including those that have a long-lasting impact) throughout the month of June 2022.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

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

Strategic Partner Programme Engagement Event. Have Your Say

Merton Council is inviting local voluntary and community organisations to join a virtual engagement session for Merton’s Strategic Partner Programme.

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.

Clarion Housing – South London Community Expansive Grants

Grants of up to £500 are available to youth providers, including tenant and resident associations, that are passionate about empowering the next generation.

Funding available from Merton's Safer Neighbourhood Board/MOPAC

Each year Merton’s Safer Neighbourhood Board receive funding from MOPAC (Mayor’s Office of Policiing and Crime) to give grants to small scale projects delivered in the local area that may help prevent/reduce crime and/or increase community engagement.

Merton Connected Annual Review 2020 - 2021

A big thank you to everyone who attended our AGM today.

How you can help the people of Ukraine from the UK

Further to the recent developments in Ukraine, many people are asking how they can help or offer assistance.

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.

The Successful Satellite Club Programme

In December 2020, Merton Connected helped ten small local organisations secure grant funding from London Sports.

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.

Creating Spaces for Link Workers

The Merton Connected Social Prescribing Team tell their story of GP Surgeries sharing space

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

Welcome to the new Health & Wellbeing Coaches at Grand Drive Surgery

Our Merton Social Prescribing team were delighted to welcome two new Health and Wellbeing Coaches at Grand Drive Surgery.

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.

Merton Connected Newsletter

We've hit send on our new format monthly newsletter!

Training Workshop

Our team is holding an online workshop training session - Introduction and Overview of DBS Services and Procedures

Help celebrate the contribution of older residents in Merton

Volunteers needed on 'Silver Sunday', 3rd October, to assist at the The Mayor of Merton's 'Afternoon Tea', to celebrate older people and their contribution to the local community.

Merton Best Business Awards 2021 feature the ‘Breakthrough Charity Award’

After a year like no other, the 2021 MBBAs are back to recognise and celebrate Merton’s incredible business community. A new set of award categories has been designed which includes the Breakthrough Charity Award

EU Settlement Scheme

EU residents can still apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

#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.