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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

An opportunity to recognise and thank volunteers

Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here! Between 1-7 June, it's time to recognise and thank volunteers.

EU Settlement Scheme

There will be only 50 days to go until the deadline of 30 June 2021 for applications to be made to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). Merton Council is once again seeking your support in sharing this message.

Summer of fun grants

Grants of up to £500 are available to community and voluntary sector organisations, including tenant and resident associations, that have a great idea for a fun outdoor project or activity.

Opportunity to host and deliver a community outreach scheme

​South West London CCG have allocated £24,000 of grants in Merton to help deliver the COVID-19 VCS grants community outreach scheme. A percentage of this funding can be used to cover the administration costs necessary to support administration.

Mental Health Awareness Week

With Mental Health Awareness Week approaching (10-16 May 202), Merton Connected would like to hear from Merton organisations about your plans to celebrate and raise awareness of this important national campaign.

We want to hear your pandemic experiences

We are currently researching the state of the voluntary sector in 2021.

Annual Review

We were delighted to see so many faces at our recent AGM with over 70 attendees.

Establishing Accoutre Centre for Learning CIC

Watching the unfolding of issues following the murder of George Floyd, Grace sought to make a difference to her community.

Establishing Carnie Sports CIC

Harold and Temi, two young care leavers with a passion for sports, had been providing after-school sports coaching for young people.

Supporting 8th Wimbledon Scout Group

How Merton Connected helped the group with a range of support

Brexit Transition

It is vital that voluntary and community organisations take action to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.