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Posted: 2 Apr 2012
Congratulations to the church who have been awarded £150,000 by English Heritage for urgent repair works.
Posted: 4 Aug 2011
This year’s Festival for the over-50s offers an exciting range of activities, including outings to Margate, Chartwell, Canterbury, Portsmouth and Sandown Park, open meetings, theatre and arts and crafts. The brochure is available to download below, or pick up a copy in over 100 places borough-wide, including the Civic Centre, Age Concern Merton, Merton & Morden and Wimbledon Guilds, libraries, community centres and churches, with the full programme also available online on both Age Concern... read more
Posted: 31 Jul 2011
At this special public meeting organised by Siobhain Mcdonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden, you can learn about the campaign to stop loan sharks, doorstep lenders and high interest short-term money lenders.   With guest speaker Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow and leading anti-loan-shark campaigner.   8.00pm, Tuesday 2 August at Christchurch Church Hall Christchurch Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2NY To book your place email call 020 8542 4835
Posted: 29 Jul 2011
To celebrate National Play Day there will be free activities for children and young people (up to the age of 16) at the Acacia Intergenerational Centre on 3 August from 12.00 to 4.00pm. The Centre will be open to children and young people on a timed ticket basis. For more information call 020 8274 5121 or see the poster here.  
Posted: 29 Jul 2011
A £10million fund is being made available to charities and social enterprises to help them develop the skills and infrastructure to win more capital investment and public service contracts. The Investment and Contract Readiness Fund is one of the latest in a number of actions paving the way for charities, social enterprises and other civil society organisations to play a bigger role in public service delivery. As well as new opportunities to earn income from public service contracts, civil... read more
Posted: 29 Jul 2011
The Summer 2011 issue of Charity Commission News is now onbline. This edition introduces new guidance aimed at helping smaller charities manage risk, and explains how you can prepare for possible changes to the accounting framework for charities. For full details click here.  
Posted: 29 Jul 2011
Imagine Mental Health is hosting an exhibition of art by mental health service users at Wimbledon Library from 10 to 15 October. Anyone interested in submitting a piece of work can contact Laurie at Imagine on 020 8408 1614. For a event poster, please click here.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011
Community Matters has published Premises Fact Finder - a resource that covers every aspect of finding, managing and maintaining premises as well as information about where to go for professional advice. To view this resource please click here.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011
The Government announced the establishment of a £20m Homelessness Transition Fund, which will be administered by Homeless Link. At a time when homelessness is rising and many services are facing cuts, the fund will aim to support the ambition to end rough sleeping by: • Helping to protect key frontline services that work with single homeless adults and supporting them to find a more sustainable future, and • Supporting the introduction of No Second Night Out and other innovations. The fund has... read more
Posted: 25 Jul 2011
The Federation Clinical Commissioning Pathfinder, which will take over the role of commissioning local health services as part of the government’s NHS reforms, has appointed Dr Chris Elliot and Dr Geoff Hollier as its joint chairs.