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Posted: 8 Apr 2011
This programme is a collaboration between London Catalyst, the Church Urban Fund and the Wakefield and Tetley Trust. Its aim is to encourage and develop social action projects involving faith groups and health partners that are seeking to tackle health inequalities and the effects of poverty. Grant of up to £10k are available to organisations with an annual income of less that £150k. The deadline is 31st May For more information see the application pack below.  
Posted: 7 Apr 2011
LVSC's Personnel, Employment Advice and Conciliation Service (PEACe) provides support and advice to voluntary and community organisations on employment related issues. For details of their range of services and charges, click on the attachment.  
Posted: 25 Jan 2011
Merton Council and Merton Police are joining forces on Tuesday 8th February 2011 at Wimbledon Piazza to listen to your views and answer your questions on all issues community safety, crime and anti-social behaviour. Come down and meet Merton Council's chief executive Ged Curran and Merton Police borough commander Dick Wolfenden 4pm – 6pm where they will be happy to speak to you about any community safety concerns. The local Safer Neighbourhood team and popular character PCSO Steve will also be... read more
Posted: 30 Sep 2010
A partnership made up of Merton Council, the Police, London Fire Brigade and other agencies - will be out on the streets until the 29th of October, determined to find out the top community safety concerns of those who live and work in the borough.    Safer Merton partners will be on hand to provide advice and information and encourage people to fill in the annual Strategic Assessment form. This will allow the team to identify concerns, evaluate how concerns have changed since the consultation... read more
Posted: 24 Aug 2010
With the surge in primary school places and the shortage of good state sector secondary schools in Merton, what options are there to improve education in a time of economic cut backs? The Forum will include a presentation by key speakers including - Stephen Hammond MP and - Peter Walker, cabinet member for education at LB Merton. followed by a question and answer session. Have your say! Venue: Mansel Road Community Centre, London SW19 4AA  
Posted: 23 Aug 2010
This FREE event would be suitable for local organisations/businesses and will have input from the local authority and Metropolitan Police. For further information download the flyer below.  Please note that the 'fake document' presentation does require prior booking as there will only be three sessions at 10-11am, 12-1pm and 2-3pm, otherwise feel free to drop in when you can. If you are interested and wish to attend please contact PC Kevin White on 8649-4038 or email kevin.white@met.police.uk.... read more
Posted: 20 Aug 2010
Our open days provide a great opportunity for our existing and prospective students to find out about courses on our programmes and it will also give you an opportunity to sell your services to our learners and to show partnership work in Merton. A number of partners will also be attending including MVSC, Merton Libraries, and Children’s Centres. If your organisation would like to attend all or part of the Open Day, or have some information available for potential students, please contact... read more
Posted: 17 Aug 2010
Merton Community Transport (MCT) are carrying out some research into their passenger’s perception of the MCT service(s). This will involve filling out a survey by post, online or by email (via an internet link or filling out the survey by downloading PDF below). Your travel needs are very important to MCT and they would really appreciate your views as they want to provide the best service for their passengers. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Download and complete the... read more
Posted: 23 Jul 2010
Consultation event on NHS Sutton and Merton's new Equality Scheme to seek the views of patients, staff, partners and the public on this important area to plan, fund and develop fair and accessible health services. Please circulate this throughout your networks as they would like to engage a wide spectrum of people. Date: 14 SeptemberTime: 10.15 am - 1.00 pmVenue: The Hub, Bishopsford Road, Morden SM4 6BF For more details download the poster below and use the booking form to reserve your place... read more
Posted: 20 Jul 2010
Is your organisation interested in volunteer work at the South West Four Weekender to raise money for your charity? Please see attached a volunteer proposal and information on this year’s event being held on August bank holiday weekend. If your staff and/or volunteers or supporters are interested please get back to us regarding numbers by Monday 26th July. Information you need from your working volunteers are - full name, mobile, email, address, date of birth (must be 18 or over) and bar... read more

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