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Posted: 15 Jul 2019
The Merton Giving Grant Fund seeks to address the needs of Merton residents, by raising and distributing monies to Merton based local charities and not- for profit organisations providing services and activities that meet identified local priorities.  It is a new fund and the priorities for this, the first, round of funding were: Developing Our Future Generations, Building Healthier Communities and/or Connecting Communities. The Fund panel met recently to decide on the distribution of the... read more
Posted: 26 Jun 2019
MERTON GIVING FUND 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 costs. Priority will be given to small... read more
Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Class E is an ESOL Class for Asylum seekers, Refugees and Migrants.  The class is taught be two experienced volunteer teachers  (LB Meron, retired) who have been holding classes for this group for several years. Classes are held at William Morris House, Wimbledon Broadway every Wednesday Morning from 10.30-to 12.30 during term time.   Class E is a 'spin off' from the South London Refugee Association drop-in which was held at Holy Trinity Church, offering a range of services (including English... read more
Posted: 5 Jun 2019
                                                                                                                                    Micro-fund Grants for Summer & Autumn 2019   Do you: Have a good idea for an activity that will benefit Clarion Housing residents and the communities in which they live? i.e. Clarion Futures London South Region: Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton Need funding for up to £500? Have a bank account?     Next steps-   You can email... read more
Posted: 30 May 2019
Upcoming MVSC and INVOLVE events 6th June - MVSC Annual Volunteering Awards 10th June - Merton Voluntary Sector Engagement Forum 12th June - Merton Youth Partnership meeting 13th June - Sutton and Merton Community Cohesion Conference 18th June Hate Crime Awareness training 1st July - Merton Voluntary Sector Conference  9th July - Health and Social Care Forum 16th July - INVOLVE meeting Community development in Merton and Sutton A Community Conference will engage widely with proposals for six... read more
Posted: 29 May 2019
If you are part of, or descended from, the Windrush generation, Merton Heritage Service would like to hear from you.
Posted: 28 May 2019
Upcoming MVSC and INVOLVE meetings 21st May - Young Londoners Grant Fund Information Session 6th June - MVSC Annual Volunteering Awards 13th June - Sutton and Merton Community Cohesion Conference 1st July - Merton Voluntary Sector Conference  9th July - Health and Social Care Forum 16th July - INVOLVE meeting Follow this link to events page for details. Launch of Merton Giving The new Merton Giving Fund was launched on 14th May 2019. The Merton Giving Fund Grants programme will fund not-for-... read more
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