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How Your Support Helps Change Lives
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Money Raised By You

We put the money raised by you into the Merton Giving Fund and distribute grant funding to local charities to help our local community. Merton Giving funds 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.

Since April 2020 we have granted over £338,000 through 106 grants to charitable organisations who support local people affected by a range of disadvantages, exacerbated by Covid, including loneliness, social isolation, poor mental health and disability. To date, our funding has reached and improved the lives of over 13,000 residents.

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Our funds

Find details of our current funding available along with information and beneficiaries of past funds here.

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What Your Money Does

Our Coronavirus fund helped individuals and organisations across Merton, here's just some ways in which we helped:

  • Supported residents experiencing food insecurity
  • Funded IT equipment to help charities services go online
  • Funded telephone support services for isolated people
  • Provided transport to assist vulnerable residents
  • Funded vital telephone support for those affected by cancer
  • Provided wellbeing information for vulnerable residents
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What Your Money Does

Our Coronavirus fund helped individuals and organisations across Merton, here's just some ways in which we helped:

  • Supported residents experiencing food insecurity
  • Funded IT equipment to help charities services go online
  • Funded telephone support services for isolated people
  • Provided transport to assist vulnerable residents
  • Funded vital telephone support for those affected by cancer
  • Provided wellbeing information for vulnerable residents
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Read the stories of the people living in Merton

Who you have helped support
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Association for Polish Family

With the help of funding through Merton Giving, the Association for Polish Family expanded its digital services to continue to support those who might struggle to get crucial information during the pandemic. With increased demand for help the charity were able to continue to provide support and advice in areas including wellbeing, health and social and economic deprivation to Polish and Eastern European communities.
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Hearts and Minds

The Covid-19 crisis has brought uncertainty and anxiety to us all. But for many young people already struggling with mental health issues, this has been a hugely distressing time. Social isolation became the norm as lockdown was enforced, and the usual services and support were no longer available.

Merton Giving provided funding to Hearts & Minds, a charity for 14-to-25 year olds experiencing mental health difficulties. The funding enabled them to reach out to as many young people as possible by providing online groups sessions, 1-2-1 peer support mentoring and online advice on mental wellbeing.

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Sustainable Merton

Many families are going hungry, meanwhile a huge amount of fresh food goes to waste every day. The idea behind Merton's Community Fridge, a long-term initiative by Sustainable Merton, is to tackle both issues, redistributing surplus goods to those in need.

As the country went into lockdown, more people than ever needed help to get basic food supplies. Sustainable Merton looked at how to fast-track development of Merton’s Community Fridge so that it could meet this growing demand.

The charity applied for a grant from Merton Giving to provide three months’ running costs so it could move quickly and Merton’s Community Fridge opened at Morden Baptist Church in May 2020, providing food parcels, with perishable and non-perishable goods.

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You can help us support the local community and do more than ever, but donating as little or as much as you can.

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