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Posted: 20 Aug 2019
Social Prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with a range of local and non-clinical services to improve their health and wellbeing. Please ask your GP on how to access the Merton Social Prescribing Service. For more information please click on the link below 
Posted: 15 Aug 2019
An Invitation from EMC to celebrate Wandle Fortnight is a celebration of the Wandle run by the community for the community.Dozens of community-led events and activities are being planned by local groups and voluntary organisations.  The EMC are celebrating this week by inviting the members of their health & wellbeing groups for a morning activity in Morden Hall Park.   Enjoy meeting each other in the lovely surroundings of Morden Hall Park, where you can chat, relax and enjoy a healthy... read more
Posted: 15 Aug 2019
Mitcham Heritage Day – Saturday 14th September 2019 10.00am to 4.30pm Saturday 14 September 2019 Enjoy a day of experiences, visits, tours, exhibitions, and more at Mitcham Heritage Day, and discover just some of the great heritage our area has to offer. Everything is free. There are refreshments at many venues. Below are just some of the things you can do. Full details are on the downloadable programme here including the location of each venue and the timing of guided walks and other events... read more
Posted: 6 Aug 2019
Thanks to a grant from the Wimbledon Foundation’s Get Set, Get Active Fund, BAME VOICE will be able to deliver a series of twelve free drumming sessions aimed at residents aged 50 + living in East Merton & Central Tooting areas.     Drums have been used in every culture since ancient times for many purposes, including being used as a form of therapy, cardio (heart) workout, Modern research shows that drumming has many positive effects on your health. The sessions will include advice on... read more
Posted: 6 Aug 2019
Team London Small Grants Programme is now open for submissions. This year, priority will be given to volunteering projects that help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. Team London Small Grants will fund projects that: Help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation, for whatever reason, who have been referred to a local voluntary sector organisation through social prescribing Support small organisations that are established and experienced in... read more
Posted: 30 Jul 2019
August Funding  IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS FUND The Impact Partnerships Fund is part of the Mayor's Sport Unites programme and Young Londoners Fund. It will provide funding for two year projects that use sport to support young people aged 10-25 who are at risk of getting involved in crime. The funded projects will create employment and training opportunities for participants.  Grants of £150,000 - £200,000 are available and the delivery of projects should take place over two years. The fund will '... read more
Posted: 30 Jul 2019
The Kingston Burrowes Community Fund To celebrate Kingston Burrowes turning 10 in 2018 we decided to thank the local community that helped us grow by launching a new community fund. We are pleased to confirm that the Community Fund is open again for 2019 applications. We invite local community groups to apply for a share of the £1000 fund. 4 grants of £250 each will be awarded. Projects should be focused on work supporting activities with clear benefit to the community, working with young... read more
Posted: 16 Jul 2019
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.   Our Clarion Futures Communities Team are committed to making our estates and neighbourhoods more attractive and vibrant places to live. Every community is unique and all our work is shaped by the needs and aspirations of local people.   As part of our... read more
Posted: 15 Jul 2019
The Merton Giving Grant Fund seeks to address the needs of Merton residents, by raising and distributing monies to Merton based local charities and not- for profit organisations providing services and activities that meet identified local priorities.  It is a new fund and the priorities for this, the first, round of funding were: Developing Our Future Generations, Building Healthier Communities and/or Connecting Communities. The Fund panel met recently to decide on the distribution of the... read more
Posted: 26 Jun 2019
MERTON GIVING FUND The Merton Giving Fund will fund not-for-profit, voluntary, community and faith organisations, based in or delivering services in Merton. We will not fund individuals, sole traders or organisations established to make a profit. It is a grants programme. This round of the Fund will support the delivery of projects that address one or more of the priorities outlined below. The fund will not support day-to-day organisational running costs. Priority will be given to small... read more