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Posted: 11 May 2018
Just 11 Days to Go! There are just 11 days left, before all organisations need to be GDPR compliant. Please do not make the mistake of thinking this legal requirement doesn't apply to you. If as an organisation you collect and hold individuals personal data, be it,  employees, volunteer or services users/clients, than the General Data Protection Regulation applies to you.   Data protection law will change from 25 May 2018, when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force... read more
Posted: 3 May 2018
The next meeting of the Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum is scheduled to take place at on Tuesday 15th May, 10.00am – 12.00pm   Agenda items include: Election of Chair & Vice Chair Information Exchange and best practice in the sector Updates from LBM about the service priorities Updates from the Clinical Commissioning Group’s Director of Commissioning Mental Health Forum updates Merton Accord. Please see attacments for the Health and Social Care Nominations Forms  HSC Nomination Form... read more
Posted: 2 May 2018
On Thursday 17th May the Community Safety Partnership will be supporting the annual International Day Against Homophobic Abuse (IDAHO). The event, organised and lead on by the Merton LGBT forum will be held outside of Wimbledon Police station and will feature a small ceremony composing of speeches, flag raising and a minute of remembrance. 
Posted: 26 Apr 2018
Carers Support Merton Open Day Tuesday 15th of May 2018. The Vestry Hall  London Road Mitcham, Surrey CR4 3UD Come along to find out what Carers support merton are all about. Our doors will be open between 11:00 – 15:00   This is great oportunity for all carers in merton to get infomation , advice and support Coffee- Tea and refreshments will be available all day the open day we will  provide carers with : Clear and better understanding of their caring situation, where to access support... read more
Posted: 23 Apr 2018
Small Charity Week (18th - 23rd June) is the biggest event in the small charity calendar providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisation with an annual turnover under £1.5 million. Events include: I Love Small Charities Day: Three social media competitions to win funds for your charity. Big Advice Day: Free advice on any charity topic of your choosing from experts across the sector and business leaders. Policy Day: Local and... read more
Posted: 18 Apr 2018
 Nominations are invited for awards in the following categories, for volunteering activity in 2017: Volunteer Manager of the Year - nominate here This award is to recognise a Volunteer Manager or equivalent, who has made an outstanding contribution to levels and/or standards of volunteering in Merton in 2017. We are looking to recognise a Volunteer Manager who demonstrates a commitment to best practice in supporting volunteers, including planning for volunteer involvement, recruitment,... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA offer girls the chance to play   SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA will provide girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football. The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. More than 200 clubs were piloted across England in 2017 and the scheme is now being extended to more than 900 centres with 26,000 participants across the country. SSE Wildcats Girls’... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Uptown Youth Services MERTON MAYOR PRESENTATION WEDNESDAY 28TH March 2018 Celebration of Uptown Youth Services Receiving their Charity Status and MATHS sessions PARTICIPANTS AWARDS CEREMONY UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES are delighted to let you know that The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete, accompanied by one of her elected Consorts attended UPTOWN YOUTH SERVICES at High Path Community Centre, 63 High Path, South Wimbledon SW19 2JY,on Wednesday 28th March 2018, to congratulate UPTOWN YOUTH... read more
Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) has not been immune to the funding cuts and challenges faced by many voluntary and community sector organisations over the past few years. As a result of reduced resources, we have recently gone through an organisational review to ensure that we continue to be fit for purpose and go forward in a more sustainable position while remaining true to our vision and mission:  “A thriving Merton community where people’s lives are enriched by voluntary and... read more
Posted: 9 Apr 2018
On Thursday 5th April, Merton Voluntary Service Council hosted the Merton Local Elections Husting. To watch the event. Please click here