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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

Job opportunities with Wimbledon Guild

Wimbledon Guild has a number of jobs on offer

Public Health Apprentice

Merton Council is looking for a Public Health Apprentice who will join the public health team in Merton to work with the council, partners and local communities to improve health outcomes and address health inequalities.

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.

We're Recruiting

Merton Connected is recruiting for a new position - Executive Assistant to CEO

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.

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

New Funding from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced over £2.6m funding to support BN(O)s

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!

Volunteers and help support members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families

​The Royal British Legion is looking for volunteers to help support members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. Every poppy makes a difference to the lives of our Armed Forces community.

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.

Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Nominate a group for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

​The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. Created in 2002, it is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.

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.