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Posted: 24 May 2019
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.   The courses are open to anyone aged 19-65, for volunteers or individuals working less than 16 hours per week.   The courses include:  Health & Safety in the Workplace (Level 1... read more
Posted: 24 May 2019
"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.   Book Today Here!... read more
Posted: 24 May 2019
  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.   Thursday 13th June 2019 3.00pm – 8.30pm (inc hot food) The Function Suite, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road Morden, SM4 6BF (Tooting and Mitcham... read more
Posted: 17 May 2019
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.   If this is of interest to you, or organisations you know, you can find full details here: www.skinners.org.uk/atwell
Posted: 14 May 2019
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. It is a grants programme.  This round of the Fund will support the delivery of projects that address one or more of the priorities outlined below.  The fund will not support day-to-day organisational running... read more
Posted: 14 May 2019
6th June - MVSC Annual Volunteering Awards 1st July - Merton Voluntary Sector Conference Follow this link for more information on these events, including agendas, papers and booking
Posted: 7 May 2019
Show Merton how much you value your volunteers Remember to nominate by midnight today. Volunteering does so much for the skills, confidence, self-esteem and wellbeing of volunteers.   Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the organisations they’re based in and to their communities. The best organisations provide invaluable support to their volunteers. We recognise the impact of volunteering every day.   We celebrate it every year in the Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards.   The... read more
Posted: 1 May 2019
Nominations are now open. Now in their seventh year, the Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards are the borough’s annual celebration to acknowledge and pay thanks to the tremendous contribution that local volunteers make.  Each year, thousands of local residents dedicate more than 40,000 volunteer hours to help make the borough of Merton a pleasant place to live, work and learn. There are eleven award categories in total this year, including several new categories such as health and wellbeing and... read more
Posted: 1 May 2019
This fortnight's news Key INVOLVE and MVSC meetings 1st May - Wellbeing Services at the Wilson: open meeting 7th May - INVOLVE 14th May - Mental Health Forum 6th June - MVSC Annual Volunteering Awards 1st July - Merton Voluntary Sector Conference Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards 2019 Nominations are open. Now in their seventh year, the Merton Partnership Volunteer Awards are the borough’s annual celebration to acknowledge and pay thanks to the tremendous contribution that local volunteers... read more
Posted: 1 May 2019
This newsletter is from the South West London Alliance Welcome to the latest newsletter about the redevelopment of the Wilson Hospital site into a new health and wellbeing campus.  If you live in or near Mitcham and are interested in getting involved in developing the new facility, this newsletter is for you.  It is also for key partners involved in the plans to develop the facility.  The newsletter will provide updates on the design, planning and build of the new facility as well as give... read more

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