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Make A Donation

We put the money raised by you into the Merton Giving Fund and distribute grant funding to local charities to help our local community. We fund local charities and projects which support the most vulnerable people in Merton.

Our team works closely with a range of charitable organisations providing services to Merton residents so we understand where the need is to ensure that all donations and money raised supports the people that need it most.

Make a donation now to help change local lives for the better.

Make a Donation

We fund charitable organisations working to support residents in Merton

MERTON GIVING
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Could fund equipment and data for a telephone support line for a month to assist vulnerable families.

Could fund equipment and data for a telephone support line for a month to assist vulnerable families.

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Could provide a month of peer support mentoring for a young person experiencing mental health difficulties.

Could provide a month of peer support mentoring for a young person experiencing mental health difficulties.

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Could pay for half a day of food donation collections and deliveries to vulnerable and isolated people.

Could pay for half a day of food donation collections and deliveries to vulnerable and isolated people.

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Could fund a bilingual family support worker for 7 hours to help vulnerable ethnic minority families.

Could fund a bilingual family support worker for 7 hours to help vulnerable ethnic minority families.

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Fundraise For Us

From showing off your baking skills, dressing up in a quirky outfit or taking to the local park to run a few miles, whatever your skills and interests are you can help to make a difference to people needing help in Merton.
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Fundraise For Us

From showing off your baking skills, dressing up in a quirky outfit or taking to the local park to run a few miles, whatever your skills and interests are you can help to make a difference to people needing help in Merton.
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Fundraising Ideas

We’ve got fundraising ideas to suit everyone whether you’re taking on a solo challenge or fundraising with friends or work mates. You can take inspiration from our ideas here.
Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraising page by clicking below.
Fundraise For Us
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Fundraising Ideas

We’ve got fundraising ideas to suit everyone whether you’re taking on a solo challenge or fundraising with friends or work mates. You can take inspiration from our ideas here.
Alternatively, you can set up your own fundraising page by clicking below.
Fundraise For Us

Discover stories from our Fundraisers

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Usaama’s Story

There's the King!
Even in the most difficult circumstances, there’s always something we can do to help each other and make a difference. To raise money for Merton Giving, I completed a 30k three-day run around my 30th Birthday. Not only was my belief reaffirmed but the fundraiser surpassed my expectations. I thought my £1,000 target would be a challenge so I was over the moon when I found out we had actually smashed it. A highlight from my runs was dressing up as a King and having kids scream, "There's the King!" as I ran by. It's this kindness and generosity towards the most vulnerable residents in our borough which makes Merton.
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Caroline’s story

My 2.6 challenge in 2020
I took part in the #twopointsixchallenge as part of the Chamber Champs team. It was my opportunity to run further than I have before - 26 miles over 6 days. Not only did I achieve my goal, but it spurred me on to continue my fitness drive during lockdown and beyond and I’ve continued to jog several times a week. I’ve got fitter, discovered new local areas and had me time to clear my head. The icing on the cake was raising an amazing £1,900. A real win:win.
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John’s story

A family affair
With a young family, and little spare time, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to help with the distribution of food as I’d hoped during the pandemic. Some friends decided to get creative and raise funds for those in most need locally. This was the perfect opportunity for me to get my boys out of the house, at times that suited me, to run, and raise funds and awareness of the need locally. We felt great and the fundraising was far more successful than expected... Perhaps I wasn’t alone in wanting to help but not knowing how?
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Are you feeling inspired by our fundraiser stories?

Then why not take on a fundraising challenge for Merton Giving? We have fundraising ideas to help you and you can set up your own fundraising page here.

Giving for Business

Merton Giving strives to connect businesses with local charitable causes making it easy to give locally. We know that a tailor-made approach is key to success and will work to provide bespoke solutions to ensure mutually beneficial relationships.

Business Giving Stories

How businesses have made a difference to local lives
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Local solicitors, Peacock and Co named Merton Giving their charity of the year for 2020. The business supported Merton Giving through a range of activities including will writing activity, where they exchanged their professional skills in return for donations, charity collections in their two local offices as well as taking part in Merton Giving Week for two years running. The team dressed up in their finest to celebrate Funky Friday and donated gifts in the 2020 Food and A Gift For All campaign.

“We are thrilled to be supporting such a vibrant, growing local charity and to see its impact in our community. Our association with Merton Giving is something that Peacock & Co are proud of – and we are keen to spread word to others within our business. Giving back feels good, but it is a social responsibility that we can all strive to be better at too.”

Katherine Carroll, Partner. Peacock & Co.

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Merton Giving connected local business, Ry, with Age UK Merton. They’ve supported the charity for a second year in a variety of ways involving time as well as donations. They’ve put smiles on faces of the local community by arranging deliveries over the Christmas period and have made contributions to their festive lunches.

“We were introduced to Merton Giving and in turn were introduced to ways in which we can be more involved and give back to the local community. This is something that is daunting without a central hub of contacts and information. After a discussion on what Ry was able to offer as a company the team at Merton Giving was able to provide us with a list of options that suited our inputs and passions within our community.”

Sarah Quartermaine, Ry

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LuMa Café

Wimbledon based LuMa Café has supported Merton Giving Week for two years. During the campaign weeks, they have made a donation for every coffee sold helping to build the Merton Giving Fund. A fundraising activity which fitted perfectly with their day-to-day business activity.
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AFC Wimbledon

AFC Wimbledon made it possible for us to have a team of volunteers collecting for Merton Giving at their home game against Blackpool in February 2020. All donations contributed to building the Merton Giving Fund.

Give Time & Talent

Merton Giving provides a platform for businesses to volunteer employee time and is able to offer volunteer opportunities to enable businesses to make a positive difference in our local Merton community. Get in touch via the email link below to find out more.

If you are an individual looking to volunteer time then our partner, Merton Connected, will be able to help you. Aside from the feel-good factor from giving your time to a worthy cause, volunteering has a range of benefits which make it well worth considering.

Volunteering offers you the opportunity to gain practical experience and can help you stand out from the crowd. Visit their page here to discover information, advice and the latest volunteering opportunities in Merton.

Merton Giving offers ad-hoc opportunities for people to donate their talent. We are currently interested in people that offer skills including fundraising, story-telling via emotive copy-writing and digital marketing skills which will help to promote Merton Giving to a wider audience. Get in touch at:

hello@mertongiving.co.uk

In Kind Giving

Give gifts in-kind to help others. There is a range of in-kind gifts which could be donated including furniture, office equipment, food and IT equipment. If you have something which you think could be useful to others then get in touch.

Our Campaigns

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Court to 5K

Food and A Gift For All
During #NationalWalkingMonth in May, our friends at Centre Court Shopping Centre supported Merton Giving through their Court to 5K fundraising activity. Residents were encouraged to follow the specially created local 5k route around Wimbledon, by walking, jogging or running. Centre Court made a £5 donation for every entrant giving supporters the opportunity to enjoy some exercise whilst raising money for the Merton Giving Fund. There was also the chance to win fitness prizes to get you in the mood for being active!
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Merton Giving Week 2020

Food and A Gift For All

Merton Giving Week returned for its third year in November 2020. In the run up to the festive season, we wanted to build on the heart-warming community spirit we’d seen through the year. The focus for the campaign was to support local people experiencing food insecurity. We also teamed up with local charities to encourage people to donate a gift hamper to those less fortunate and facing the festive period alone.

Over £2,500 was raised to help those in our community facing food insecurity and over 125 gift hampers were donated. Thanks to the generosity of Wimbledon Foundation and their donation of Wimbledon gifts, we were able to provide a gift for all to over 550 vulnerable local residents.

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2.6 Challenge

Merton Giving took part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge - a campaign to help charities recoup some of their income lost by the cancellation of fundraising events.

People took on the challenge for us with great enthusiasm. They ran, jogged, rowed, cycled, performed press-ups, push-ups, leg lifts, golf ball challenges and even shaved to help us raise money. The challenges raised over £6,000.

We're thankful to everyone who has taken on a challenge in aid of Merton Giving and for all those who have supported the challenges through your generous donations and sponsorship.