Merton Giving - Fund launched

The new Merton Giving Fund was launched on 14th May 2019.

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 organisations (with an income of under £75,000 per annum) and not currently receiving other funding from the Merton Giving Fund.  Organisations must:

  • Be delivering services that generate a quantifiable benefit to Merton residents
  • Operate in accordance with the principles of the Merton Compact to provide quality services to the people of Merton and recognising that there is added value in working in partnership towards common aims and objectives.

Priorities

Priority will be given to small organisations (with an income of under £75,000 per annum) and not currently receiving other funding from the Merton Giving Fund.  Organisations must:

Be delivering services that generate a quantifiable benefit to Merton residents

Operate in accordance with the principles of the Merton Compact to provide quality services to the people of Merton and recognising that there is added value in working in partnership towards common aims and objectives.

The priority for this round of funding is to support projects that seek to address one or more of the following themes:

Developing Our Future Generation – Grassroots community initiatives to positively engage with diverse groups of young people to promote active citizenship and a reduction in negative lifestyles and behaviours.

Building Healthier Communities – A focus on preventative services and/or activities that address key issues of health inequalities in the borough, including those between East and West Merton.

Connecting our Communities – projects that deliver services and/or activities that bring neighbourhoods and communities together and strengthen and promote community cohesion and social capital.

Process and timetable

We are looking for your own ideas for services and projects that meet the above priorities.  The application form for the Fund and the guidance on crireria and funding are attached below.

13th May -- application round for Fund launched
1st July (Noon) -- application round for Fund closes
Week beginning 1st July – Fund panel meets
Week begininng 8th July – Fund recipients announced and funding agreements sent out to successful applicants.