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Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Positive Network a local charity which aims to advance the general welfare of people of all backgrounds in the community, has organsied a street party and Wedding Service For further information please click the doucment below.
Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Can you give a work experience placement to a local young person who is finding it difficult to get employment? If you can help or would lke to know more please come along to the 'Business Breakfast' at 10am on 11th May 2011 in the Council Chamber at Merton Civic Centre, organised by Loal MP Siobhan Mcdonagh and Council Leader Stephen Alambritis For further information please call 02072194678 and ask for Anna or Ross
Posted: 19 Apr 2011
Are you interested in learning new skills, working with your hands and creating items that could be marketed to help improve your standard of living and quality of life? Are you excited by the prospect of joining women from different cultural backgrounds to bring about change within your community? Then this project is for you! AECHO is a local registered charity who wish to recruit women aged 35 and above from the White, Asian, Afro Caribbean communities living in or close to Merton Priory... read more
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated community practitioner to fulfill a co-ordinator’s role in Sutton Racial Equality Council. The ideal candidate will have experience in assessing the needs of the community on matters of racial equality and monitoring the effectiveness of policies. You will also be required to provide advice, make recommendations and work in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton, other statutory, voluntary and private agencies.... read more
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Project has published it's April 2011 newsletter. To read more please click on the document below.
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
The notes and copies of the presentations from the last INVOLVE meeting are now available – click here
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
London Learning Consortium would like to invite you to join them on the 6th May for thier Adult Skills & Apprenticeship event. (10- 3PM, 6th May, The Art Workers’ Guild)  You will have the opportunity to become better informed about: • New horizons for London's Third Sector providers • Post-16 Funding and the New Skills Agenda • Developing and integrating apprenticeships into your workforce • Delivery models and the QCF framework • New service announcement Speakers will be announced... read more
Posted: 15 Apr 2011
Merton Council is holding an Olympics Open Meeting at the Wimbledon Club on 12th May, 6.45 to 8.30 pm. For more information, see the attached document or visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/leisure/london2012/merton2012-openmeetings.htm
Posted: 14 Apr 2011
One of the voluntary sector’s largest annual events, Charityfair, takes place on 27-28 June at the Hotel Russell in Central London. Organised by the sector’s best-selling training provider the Directory of Social Change (DSC), Charityfair offers nearly 100 practical workshops and masterclasses covering every voluntary sector need from managing staff and volunteers to social media fundraising, from financial management to strategic planning. Workshops start from only £25 (if you book more than... read more
Posted: 11 Apr 2011
It's lunchtime for Londoners This summer sees the return of the Big Lunch when thousands of Londoners will come together to eat, drink and be merry in a show of good old fashioned neighbourliness. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many of the 61 million people in the UK as possible to have lunch with their neighbours once a year. Since starting in 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all kinds of communities and the best part of a... read more

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