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.