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Posted: 16 Feb 2020
The overall purpose of the Community Champion role is to assist in securing the key objectives of Merton Diabetes Programme, Public Health Merton and Diabetes UK.  You will be raising awareness of Diabetes, how it can be prevented and for those with diabetes, how best to manage their condition to secure better health outcomes. Main elements of the role: Attend a Welcome Workshop where asked to do so  Complete a two day Diabetes Community Champion training course As a Diabetes Community... read more
Posted: 16 Feb 2020
Do you have an idea for an innovative community project? Do you need financial help to bring your vision to life? Clarion Futures offer grants ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 for projects supporting residents, delivering local initiatives and improving neighbourhoods. They fund community projects and local activities that: encourage community engagement and cohesion promote health and wellbeing engage young people or older people in positive activities improve spaces, places and estate... read more
Posted: 3 Feb 2020
The Wimbledon Foundation and MVSC are delighted to invite any voluntary or community groups in Merton to ‘Meet the Funder’ to find out more about the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund and get a free one to one session. In this session you will have the opportunity to discuss the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund and the Get Set, Get Active Fund with the team from the Wimbledon Foundation and the London Community Foundation. The Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund awards grants of up to £5,... read more
Posted: 3 Feb 2020
We are pleased to be able to announce, that following the panel meeting on Friday 31st January 2020, 11 local organisations will share the £10,000 Winter Grant Fund pot. These organisations have been awarded grants, ranging in value from £500 - £1000, to address isolation and loneliness amongst targeted cohorts of Merton residents. The recipients of the Merton Giving Winter Grant Fund are: Attic Theatre Company  - providing singing workshops for the over 55’s Inner Strength Network CIC... read more
Posted: 22 Oct 2013
The Association of Chairs, the first membership body of its kind, will aim to develop best-practice standards, offer professional development and champion the role of charity chairs. Chairs of charities registered in the UK are able to join the organisation, which was launched this week. It already has 100 members thanks to a pre-launch recruitment drive among the largest charities by annual income. The cost of the Association of Chairs membership depends on the annual income of the charity... read more
Posted: 14 Oct 2013
Merton is calling on everyone who lives, works and visits the borough to complete its annual survey. Safer Merton, the partnership which includes the council, Police, Fire Brigade, probation and health services, carry out a strategic assessment every year that looks at community safety issues in the borough. As part of this process a survey with residents and businesses is conducted to determine the community’s concerns around crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol. The... read more
Posted: 11 Oct 2013
On Thursday 3rd October Crossroads Care Merton played host to over 60 delegates at their Annual General Meeting. The agenda for the AGM was bustling with presentations from John Mays (the Chair), Barbara Price (the CEO) and Healthwatch Merton. Adele Williams, Information & Outreach Officer at Healthwatch Merton, was impressed with how Crossroads Care engage with their members, “Crossroads Care provide vital support to carers throughout our community and it’s great to see so many of their... read more
Posted: 8 Oct 2013
Voluntary, community, faith groups and social enterprises are invited to apply for funding to deliver activities and services that will increase the health and wellbeing of families and communities in the east of the borough, and contribute to bridging the gap between the eastern and western wards. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects lasting up to 1 year. Deadline: 12pm (midday) Monday 25th November. Please contact Beverley on  020 8685 2277 or email to... read more
Posted: 27 Aug 2013
Merton & Lambeth CAB is offering a training programme designed to enable you help those who have benefit problems or who are concerned about the impact of the benefits changes on them. The programme is in partnership with the London Borough of Merton and Merton Voluntary Service Council and consists of three distinct courses or workshops highlighted below; 1. Helping people to help themselves This three hour workshop is aimed at volunteers and paid staff who have day to day contact with... read more
Posted: 23 Aug 2013
Join Merton Priory Homes for a free workshop and find out how you can generate new income streams. Are the majority of your service users Merton residents? Are you a registered Charity, Social Enterprise or Community Group? Do you need to generate New Income Streams? If yes then sign up for this FREE workshop, funded by Merton Priory Homes, on Tuesday 1st October  9.30am – 1.30pm. The workshop will be at Vestry Hall, 336 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD. If you would like to attend... read more