Grants awarded through the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund

Following the weekly Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund panel meeting, we’re pleased to announce that the fund has now awarded a total of £84,181 to 38 organisations.

Grants have been allocated to organisations that are either delivering COVID-19 front line services or whose organisation’s ability to operate has been impacted by the measures put in place to stem the pandemic.  

This week’s beneficiaries include:

Attic Theatre
To contribute towards dance and singing workshops for young people and isolated older people.

Jerimiah Project
To provide online financial literacy and debt management courses and support to vulnerable families. 

South London Tamil Welfare Group                                        
‍To adapt their services to enable them to continue to offer support to their community via remote working.

Beneficiaries of the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund from the previous 4 weeks include:

1st Lower Morden Scout Group
A contribution to essential core costs.

African Education cultural heritage organisation (AECHO)
To produce health and well-being information for vulnerable BAME residents.

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
To provide telephone advice and support to local migrants and refugees.

Ashdon Jazz Academy
To run telephone and online support for vulnerable young girls.

Association for Polish Family
To fund virtual support and advice to Polish and Eastern European communities. 

ATS Creative Academy CIC
To provide telephone counselling and mentoring to families and young residents. 

Avanti Mental Well Being CIC
To deliver telephone and online peer support to vulnerable mental health service users.

Black Learning achievement &Mental Health UK
To provide educational resources & materials for local BAME families.  

Chabad Lubavitch of South London
To provide Kosher Food parcels to vulnerable Merton Households.

Community Drugs & Alcohol Recovery Service
To provide emergency outreach check-in calls to vulnerable clients.

Deen City Farm
A contribution towards their essential running costs.

Don's Action Group
A contribution towards the food parcels provided for Merton residents.

Don's Local Action Group
To provide IT equipment and/or data packages for digitally excluded households.

Fayre & Square Wimbledon CIC
To provide remote support to vulnerable learners and a contribution to essential costs.

Filmanthropy CIC
To fund a video project for local residents, using weekly online tasks to develop  skills and content.

Focus 4-1
To provide peer support for mental health service users.

Hearts & Minds
To deliver peer-led support to local young people, experiencing mental health difficulties, through online sessions.

Inner Strength Network
To deliver 1-2-1 coaching support for vulnerable women and girls. 

JAGs Foundation
To fund the provision of online support for vulnerable young women.

Jigsaw 4 U
A contribution to support adapting the delivery of their core services to vulnerable children.

Lantern Arts Centre
A contribution towards resources for their users to keep active and reduce isolation.

Morden Education & Cultural Centre
A contribution towards educational and personal developments sessions for young people and parental support sessions.

Maggies at The Royal Marsden
To provide of range of support to patients and families currently accessing cancer care and treatments.

May Project Garden CIC
To support young asylum seekers and refugees from low income families

Merton Centre for Independent Living
To provide support to disabled residents through the continuation of information, advice and guidance surgeries.

Mitcham Town Community Trust
To provide equipment to facilitate online learning resources for vulnerable children.

North East Mitcham Community Association
A contribution towards essential costs.

Redeem Christian Church of Christ– THORP
To deliver welfare telephone calls to young people to reduce social isolation.     

Skillspool Training
To fund a digital peer befriending service for socially isolated residents.

Sustainable Merton
A contribution to costs to set up and run Merton’s first community fridge.

Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club
To fund weekly support to vulnerable young people.

Unique Talent
To maintain the provision of mentoring and support for 40 young offenders.

Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust
To provide weekly online creative tutorials for young people.

Wimbledon Foodbank
To contribute towards the purchase of food care packages. Following our weekly panel meeting, Merton Giving is pleased to announce that a further six beneficiaries have been awarded a total of £14,565.  To date,this brings the total awarded from the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund to £77,586 granted to 35 organisations.