Merton Giving

In 2018 we launched Merton Giving, a partnership with Merton Chamber of Commerce and 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.

Apply For Funding:
The Merton Giving Winter Grants Fund programme is now open and will support the delivery of projects that address one or more of the priorities outlined below:

  • Delivering services that generate a quantifiable benefit to Merton residents
  • Operate in accordance with the principles of the Merton Compact to provide quality services to the people of Merton and recognising that there is added value in working in partnership towards common aims and objectives.

Please click here to find out more and to apply. 

The Journey So Far...
The Merton Giving Fund made its first allocation of grant funds in July 2019, distributing 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.

Beneficiaries include the Young at Heart Club, a volunteer led lunch club which provides hot meals and activities to isolated people in the Figges Marsh area. Funding from Merton Giving is allowing them to increase their activities and take their group on outings – helping to combat loneliness and social isolation.

Funding was also granted to Hearts and Minds, to provide a peer support worker for the organisation allowing them to facilitate weekly sessions for young people aged 14-25 experiencing mental health difficulties.

Make a Difference: