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Posted: 6 Oct 2020
Employers with up to 100 employees can draw down £2,000 funding per manager (max 12) towards accredited management and leadership development programmes designed to change the performance and results of the individuals, their teams and their employers. Final date for application is Friday 30th October 2020 unless the total fund is allocated in advance. Key points: All employers in the UK, whether private, public, or charitable with up to 100 employed staff are eligible Up to 12 supervisors,... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
Earlier this year, an army of volunteers and community groups assembled across Merton to make sure help reaches those who need it most.  Over 2000 isolated households and those at risk from COVID-19 asked for help, with nearly 800 volunteers stepping forward to make sure they got the help they needed.  The hub continues to offer support and is determined to make it easy for you to get the help you need. Simply call 020 8685 2272 or email help@mvsc.co.uk (between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday) ... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
Thanks to the Mental Health Foundation for creating this thought-provoking podcast. The latest episode is about the coronavirus pandemic and our mental health.   Host Bethan begins by talking about how the pandemic has impacted different people, from students returning to university, to furloughed workers now returning to work.  The podcast gets even more interesting as they talk to Suba, a junior doctor who works in the Emergency Department of an NHS hospital. You will then hear from, Dr David... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
Local organisation, Sustainable Merton, has continued to inspire people in Merton during this challenging time, to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Last week, they shared a new project with us called Loving Earth: A legacy of lockdown. We wanted to pass that information on to our readers, so please read below and take part in this exciting local initiative.   The COVID Pandemic has affected people in different ways. As well as suffering, sorrow, fear, loneliness, hard work for many, it's also... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
Clarion Futures is the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group – the country’s largest housing association with 125,000 homes nationwide. Clarion Futures exists to deliver local support to transform lives and communities for the better. Their Clarion Futures Digital Team is committed to getting residents online; giving them the basic digital skills and access to equipment and connectivity to safely and confidently access online services on a regular basis. The final round of Digital... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
With more Government changes being announced, the team at MVSC wanted to share a great article we found online. Written by Stylist, they share some simple tip on working from home and how to destress and relax.   Although many of us no longer have to deal with hectic commutes or anxiety-inducing presentations, working from home doesn’t mean we’re exempt from feeling stressed.  There are, of course, unique stresses caused by working from home – from internet problems to communication breakdowns... read more
Posted: 6 Oct 2020
This month at MVSC we are celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month – a great opportunity for people with Down Syndrome and their advocates to have a voice and be heard.     We came across this fantastic music video called Wouldn’t Change A Thing. Created featuring families with children with Down Syndrome, the urban track positively tackles how mainstream individuals might feel uncomfortable around disability and why.  It was performed and written by ‘The Bitterati’ and produced by Simon... read more
Posted: 21 Sep 2020
As part of the approach to working with the community to understand and tackle the impact of COVID-19 in Merton, the NHS, Merton Council and Keep Merton Safe are developing a network of COVID-19 Community Champions.  This will be an opportunity to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by sharing clear and consistent messages disseminated by the Community Champions. Anyone living or working in Merton can be a COVID-19 Community Champion, this includes residents, workplace representatives and... read more
Posted: 9 Sep 2020
We are delighted to be working in partnership to host two free online workshops for organsations in Merton.   Together with Team London, Getting on Board and Reach – and supported by Mayor of London - we bring you Trustee Recruitment: Getting it Right and an Introduction to Trusteeship. Please see workshop details below with a link to book your place.   Trustee Recruitment: Getting it Right | 22nd September | 2pm – 3:30pm  Does your charity struggle to recruit the trustees you need? ... read more
Posted: 9 Sep 2020
We appreciate that you might be worried about the impact of the current situation on your organisation so we have made it our priority to support your needs and develop the sustainability of the voluntary, community and faith sectors in Merton. We have listed a wide range of funding opportunities currently available in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Please click the category that fits your organisation. If you would like to find out more about a specific fund and to apply, please visit their... read more

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