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Would you like to gain accredited qualifications, alongside gaining valuable experience as a volunteer?
 
Catch22 is a social mobility charity and is currently assisting individuals and organisations by providing free accredited courses as part of the UK Adult Education Budget.
 
"FREE Training: Hate Crime Awareness - Recognising & Tackling Hate Crime 
 
Are you working in the voluntary sector in Merton? Are you supporting people who have faced abuse and harassment just because of who they are? Worried about the increase in hate crime but not sure how best to tackle it? Then this free training is for you, with Ruth Bashall from Stay Safe East. The training will focus on hate crime against Disabled People as well as other forms of hate crime.
 

 
Community Connectors Conference
 
Come along and find out what Sutton and Merton voluntary and community sector groups have been doing to support community cohesion?
Come along and hear from our community connectors, find out more about the conversations they have been having and take part in creating a community vision for you area.
 
The grant making trust Lawrence Atwell’s Charity has launched a new Charities Programme, supporting NEET young people in London and Kent into employment.
 
Grants of up to £10,000 per-annum are available to charities running projects that support disadvantaged young people, to help them move into meaningful work. Awards for three years of funding are open to consideration.

The new Merton Giving Fund was launched on 14th May 2019.
The Merton Giving Fund will fund not-for-profit, voluntary, community and faith organisations, based in or delivering services in Merton.  We will not fund individuals, sole traders or organisations established to make a profit.
Crochet session: On going 12.00am to 1.00pm Venue: Mitcham library
A free fun afternoon for residents of Merton to relax, sing along, chose their own reggae number and hear about groups and services that can help maintain mental good health. 
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by Adrianna Jones
Hi my name is Adrianna Jones and I joined the Merton Voluntary Service Council team in July as the new Social Prescribing Project Coordinator.  I am based at five local GP practices in East Merton.  After a successful pilot, MVSC fortunately recruited me to their team!
by Ray
Find out about Ray's visit to the Attic Theatre’s production of Beacons at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park.
Deadline: Monday, 3 June 2019
Salary £24,500 As a dynamic local charity, Wimbledon Guild’s vision is for every adult in Merton to get the most out of life, maximise their independence and experience mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. 
Deadline: Monday, 3 June 2019
Wimbledon Guild’s vision is for every adult in Merton to get the most out of life, maximize their independence and experience mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.  

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