Merton Giving

Merton Giving is a charitable initiative from partners MVSC and Merton Chamber of Commerce, supported by Merton Council. It provides a focal point for local giving with the aim of tackling inequality in the borough of Merton.

Based on the notion that everyone has something to give, no matter how small - we encourage people and businesses to give money, time or in-kind support, to help local people and make a positive difference to their lives.

The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund

Apply to the Fund
We are pausing new applications for the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund from today, Thursday 10th September. During this time, we will be reviewing our funding capacity and deciding how best to shape the fund moving forward, to ensure that it best supports our local community. We will be looking to announce how the fund will work for its next phase at the beginning of October. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

Donate to the Fund
The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund will provide monetary grants to charities working locally to help support volunteers to help isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19.
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Merton Giving Beneficiary Stories

  • Jigsaw4u continues with its vital work to support children in crisis, even in a lockdown | Read their story here
  • Sustainable Merton set up lifeline to tackle food poverty crisis during lockdown | Read their story here
  • Inner Strength Network supports females when they’re at their most vulnerable | Read their story here
  • Merton CIL help deaf and disabled residents through the crisis | Read their story here
  • Merton Giving grant keeps the horses where they belong at Deen City Farm | Read their story here
  • Mental health charity Hearts & Minds reaches out to isolated teens during coronavirus crisis | Read their story here
  • Fund helps the Association for Polish Family to continue its support during the pandemic | Read their story here
  • AFC Wimbledon Foundation team up to get essential supplies out in to the community | Read their story here

Grant Fund Awards Announced

Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund
Grants have been allocated to organisations that are either delivering COVID-19 front line services or whose organisation’s ability to operate has been impacted by the measures put in place to stem the pandemic.
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Merton Giving Winter Grant Fund
In January 2020, 11 local organisations were awarded grants ranging in value from £500 to £1000 to address isolation and loneliness amongst targeted cohorts of Merton residents. 
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Merton Giving Fund
Our first allocation of grant funds in July 2019 was just over £20,000 to 20 charities working locally. These small grants provided to local charities have an enormous impact for the borough’s residents.

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