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Posted: 18 Apr 2018
 Nominations are invited for awards in the following categories, for volunteering activity in 2017: Volunteer Manager of the Year - nominate here This award is to recognise a Volunteer Manager or equivalent, who has made an outstanding contribution to levels and/or standards of volunteering in Merton in 2017. We are looking to recognise a Volunteer Manager who demonstrates a commitment to best practice in supporting volunteers, including planning for volunteer involvement, recruitment,... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA offer girls the chance to play   SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA will provide girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football. The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. More than 200 clubs were piloted across England in 2017 and the scheme is now being extended to more than 900 centres with 26,000 participants across the country. SSE Wildcats Girls’... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Uptown Youth Services MERTON MAYOR PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY 28TH March 2018 Celebration of Uptown Youth Services Receiving their Charity Status and MATHS sessions PARTICIPANTS AWARDS CEREMONY UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES are delighted to let you know that The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete, accompanied by one of her elected Consorts attended UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES at High Path Community Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon SW19 2JY,on Wednesday 28th March 2018, to congratulate UPTOWN YOUTH... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) has not been immune to the funding cuts and challenges faced by many voluntary and community sector organisations over the past few years. As a result of reduced resources, we have recently gone through an organisational review to ensure that we continue to be fit for purpose and go forward in a more sustainable position while remaining true to our vision and mission:  “A thriving Merton community where people’s lives are enriched by voluntary and... read more
Posted: 9 Apr 2018
On Thursday 5th April, Merton Voluntary Service Council hosted the Merton Local Elections Husting. To watch the event. Please click here 
Posted: 9 Apr 2018
BAME Voice Annual General Meeting is been held at The Vestry Hall on Thursday, 12th April 2018 from 3.00pm. BAME Voice would like you to come and join ua as we review the past year and look ahead to the coming Year 
Posted: 28 Mar 2018
MVSC will no longer offer a DBS checking service after 31st March 2018. We would like to signpost Merton groups and organisations to the following alternative services: Sutton and Merton Disclosure Service:  offers a DBS checking service, both paper and online: https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200514/community_safety_and_policing/1444/sutton_and_merton_disclosure_service ACEVO (in partnership with uCheck):  for organisations and groups whose CEO is a member of ACEVO (Association of Chief... read more
Posted: 28 Mar 2018
2027 is a new, paid training programme that prepares brilliant professionals from working class backgrounds for decision making roles in the grant-giving sector. The programme, which kicks off in 2018, will take on 15 associates each year over the course of 10 years. These individuals will start a movement that fundamentally changes the skillset, approach and class makeup of senior teams at foundations and trusts. 
Posted: 28 Mar 2018
Mitcham schools celebrated recent staff and student successes in an uplifting award ceremony at Cranmer Primary. The programme consisted of an award ceremony for staff and pupils from Mitcham Town Community Trust Schools, music entertainment from Cranmer Primary choir and inspirational speeches. The celebration event is the sixth yearly event showcasing hard work, efforts and positive attitude in over 50 students from Mitcham Town. This year they also acknowledge the resilience, kindness and... read more
Posted: 28 Mar 2018
Have you heard of ValueYou? It’s a charitable volunteer discount scheme available to volunteers who have done 100 hours or more of volunteering in the past year in the borough of Merton. It’s a free and simple way to recognise and thank your volunteers. The discount card offers 10% or more off at small independent businesses and there are over 25 in Merton (but hundreds across London!) taking part. Each volunteer also gets to choose one gift voucher: it could be a breakfast, lunch, dry cleaning... read more

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