Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)

Nominations for the 2023 awards are now open.

The Merton Giving Fund - Green Social Prescribing

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Can you support South Mitcham Community Association as a volunteer?

To be a Chair of an organisation is an exciting and fulfilling role. The most effective Boards are ones which benefit from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. SMCA exists to promote voluntary and community action.

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!

A small way to thank our wonderful vaccine volunteers

Since the 14th December 2020, 70 volunteers have played a crucial role in Merton’s vaccine program, with an average of 8 volunteers a day, giving up to 12 hours a day, 4 -5 days a week.

How volunteering helped improve my mental health

When we think about volunteering we consider the positive impact that volunteers have on the lives of those that benefit from their efforts, but there are studies that evidence that there is measurable, positive impact on the wellbeing of volunteers.

47 years of volunteering and counting

Volunteering during lockdown has become somewhat of the ‘norm’ for people in Merton. For Harry, this has been the ‘norm’ for over 47 years.

Volunteering exceeds expectations

Sustainable Merton’s Community Champions are a group of 73 local residents passionate about improving the environment, encouraging sustainable behaviour change, and addressing issues around waste, air quality, energy, and food.

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.

Community Champions can help stop the spread of COVID-19

Do you want to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by sharing clear and consistent messages?