MVSC eBulletin - this fortnight's news - 11th November 2019

This fortnight's news - 11th November 2019

Upcoming MVSC events

12th November 2019 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Mental Health Forum
Vestry Hall

20th November 2019 10.00am to 12.30pm
Innovation Lab 1 – Rehabilitation
Venue TBA

26th November, 2019 10:00am to 12:30pm
Innovation Lab 2 – Technology in Care
Venue: TBA

Read about MVSC's impact and plans in our Annual Review 2018-19

MVSC held our AGM on 22nd October 2019.  We are grateful to all those who attended.  The Annual Review for 2018-19 is now available here.  Read more

MVSC's November 2019 Funding Update

The latest edition of our Funding Update is out now.  It's full of information on open funding streams.  To learn more, click on the appropriate logo or view-more button.  Read more

Merton Council Winter Grants opportunity for lunch and social clubs for older people

Due to the success of last year’s Winter Grants, the Council is again offering small grants to lunch and social clubs for older people.  Read more

Finance for social impact from Community Interest Partnership

Community Impact Partnership offer finance supporting social impact of £25,000 to £150,000.  Read more

Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s flagship Influencing Change programme

Applications for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s flagship Influencing Change programme are open.  The five-day training is for campaigners London.  Read more

Go to the Winter Warmer celebration for volunteers with the Mayor of Merton this Christmas!

Invite your volunteers to an evening, in the presence of the Mayor of Merton, and join them to say thank you for their hard work and commitment.  Read more

Carers Rights Day on 21st November

Carers Rights Day on 21st November is an annual national awareness campaign organised by Carers UK.  Read more

Celebrate 50 years of Cricket Green Conservation Area on 16th and 17 November

It's Mitcham Cricket Green Conservation Area's 50th anniversary.  Local society, Mitcham Cricket Green Community & Heritage, will plant a golden hedge with volunteers.  Read more

Sustainable Merton needs your help to fund Merton’s first community fridge

Help stop edible surplus food going to waste, and make it available to those struggling to afford to eat.  Read more

Protect yourself and your loved ones against flu this winter

Flu is an infectious illness and can be dangerous and is easily spread.  See this NHS information on vaccination.  Read more

Churches Together Christmas Day dinner

If you are alone this Christmas Day and would good food and company, come for a three-course Christmas dinner (vegetarian option available).  No charge.  Read more

Volunteer at Wimbledon Foodbank over the holiday

Wimbledon Foodbank will have an open door for temporary volunteers to walk in and help on certain days over the Christmas holiday.  Read more

Ethnic Minority Centre free Swimming for Ladies

Ethnic Minority Centre’s Get Set Get Active project at the Canons Leisure Centre.  Free Swimming for Ladies project.  Read more

Did you grow up in Mitcham?  Share memories with other residents

A new project run by The Canons House & Grounds in Mitcham this autumn to share memories of older residents.  Read more

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