Help for Organisations

We appreciate that you might be worried about the impact of the current situation on your organisation so we have made it our priority to support your needs and develop the sustainability of the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Merton. We are working our way through structured conversations with organisations, to see what support you might need. In the meantime, please see what support is available through our development team below.  

Please be aware that due to the current climate, support for organisations will be over the phone, by email or on Zoom.  

News

Our news section has been developed specifically for organisatons in Merton. We share information, advice and news on a range of different topics including funding, updates from organisations, new initiatives, useful resources and much more. We include these news items in our monthly newsletter (sign up here) which goes out to over 4000 people. more 

Funding Opportunities

We have gathered a wide range of funding opportunities currently available in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and broken them down into categories including Armed Forces, Homelessness, BAME, Mental Health, Disabilities, Food Provision, Sport, Tech and Youth. more

Starting a Group

We provide support to anyone interested in starting a group in the Borough of Merton. We can support you with setting up your organisation, give you timely funding advice, support with financial management and give you access to a wide range of useful resources. more

Helping Organisations Grow

Our development team can work with you on a wide range of topics including fundraising, employment issues and establishing ways to monitor what you do. We offer services that can be adapted to suit your needs including a more intensive service working with your organisation over a longer period of time. more

Managing Volunteers

We provide a range of support, advice and information services for any organisation hoping to recruit volunteers in Merton. We can help you recruit volunteers, offer you support to train and develop your volunteers and give you advice on how to effectively manage and retain volunteers. more

Useful Links
  • Merton Council - information and advice for residents, businesses and organisations
  • NHS Guidance - information on symptoms and how to reduce the risk for yourself and others
  • UK Government Response - risk levels, NHS information and guidance on self-isolation and social distancing
  • Advice in 20 languages - advice, based on the government’s updated health information for patients, in 20 languages
  • Wellbeing - manage your mental health with practical tips for working from home and self-isolation from Mind
  • Charity Commission - government guidance to help with running your charity
  • NCVO - useful information for organisations, including immediate actions to manage your finances
  • Charity Finance Group – information on issues such as insurance, liquidity, cashflow and other topics
  • Guidance on Financial Difficulties - protect your charity and know what to do if the worst happens

Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for the services or information offered by third parties. Do let us know if any of these links are broken or if you’d like to suggest adding any

If you would like to speak to someone about support available to Merton organisations during this time, please email info@mvsc.co.uk