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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.
Posted: 25 Jul 2011
Two new funds totalling £14 million are being made available to the voluntary sector to empower communities to take action against crime and antisocial behaviour. As part of the government's ambition to drive up community activism and build safer neighbourhoods, organisations from the voluntary sector across England and Wales are being invited to apply for a share of two new funds to support local areas in tackling the issues that matter most to them. The funds are:  A £5 million 'Community... read more
Posted: 25 Jul 2011
At its Annual General Meeting on 14th July, Merton Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of firsts as well as unveiling its new look logo in front of an audience of 70 local businesses. In her address Diana Sterck, Chief Executive, said that it had been an amazing year for the Chamber with the introduction of many new initiatives, all aiming to support the business community and a business friendly borough. New activity included the running of The Generator Business Centre in Mitcham, with 18... read more
Posted: 22 Jul 2011
MVSC is pleased to announce that it’s contract with the London Borough of Merton to host the Local Involvement Network (LINk) has been extended for a further 12 months to June 2012.  To find out more about the work of LINk Merton please see the attached annual report, or visit  
Posted: 11 Jul 2011
MVSC, as part of the South London CVS partnership, is planning a Sustainable Funding event in late autumn. This free event will be a fantastic way for your organisation to get information and advice on how to fundraise more effectively, how to diversify your income streams and how to plan for the future. But to plan the event we need your help. To ensure the event meets your needs we'd like you to click here and spend a few minutes filling in our short survey. This will help us to make the day... read more
Posted: 21 Apr 2011
Positive Network the local charity that aims to advance the general welfare of people of all backgrounds in the community has organised a Table Top Sale with Easter Bonnet Parade. This event will be held Monday 25th April 2011, 12.00pm to 4.00pm. For further information, please look at the document below
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