Current Fund

New round of Merton Giving Fund

Merton Giving Fund

The next phase

The next phase of Merton Giving’s funding will encompass two different strands, the Merton Giving Renewal Fund and The Merton Giving Pandemic Community Outreach Fund, which will sit alongside and complement one another.

Thanks to National Lottery players, The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £150,000 to Merton Giving, which will be used as grant funding to support charitable organisations through the pandemic crisis as they renew their operations to help our local communities to further realise equality, diversity and inclusion.

The Renewal Fund will have a guaranteed amount of a further £130,000 of donations rolled over from Phase 2 funding received from our generous donors including the London Borough of Merton, Clarion Futures, Wimbledon Foundation and the Moat Foundation as well as numerous individual donations.

Renewal Fund

The Merton Giving Renewal Fund will support organisations on their path to recovery, sustainability and renewal, whilst continuing our commitment to support organisations striving to meet the immediate needs of residents most affected by the pandemic. Mindful of the on-going challenges arising from the pandemic, we continue to recognise the need to remain flexible in our approach.
Applications should aim to achieve the above through addressing at least one of the following themes which are a continuation from our Response, Resilience and Recovery Fund. We are keen to support both short term applications and those which follow through to the end of March 2022.

Themes

Supporting those facing Disproportionate Impact

Supporting our Vulnerable Residents

Connecting our Communities

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Who can apply?

Before applying for a grant, please ensure that your organisation and the work to be funded are eligible for a Merton Giving Renewal Fund Grant:

  • This fund is for organisations with an annual turnover of £500,000 or less in the last financial year

  • Organisations must be based in, or have a track record of delivering services in the London Borough of Merton

  • Organisations must have an independent organisational bank account with at least two non-related signatories

  • The project which you are applying to fund must be legally charitable and for public benefit, as defined by the Charity Commission.

These organisation types

are eligible:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”)

  • Charitable Trust

  • Co-Operative Societies*

  • Community Benefit Societies

  • Community Interest Companies limited by Guarantee

  • Community Interest Companies limited by Shares

  • Company limited by Guarantee**

  • Unincorporated Association / Organisation

* Must have a not-for-profit / asset lock clause(s) in their Society Rules AND be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority ** Must be a registered charity OR have a not-for-profit / asset lock clause(s) in their Articles of Association

Timings

Eligible and successfully completed applications received by the following cut off dates will be put forward to the corresponding panel date.

To Apply

To submit an application to the Merton Giving Renewal Fund, please complete our online application form

Pandemic Community Outreach Fund

This fund is focused on improved local engagement around health promotion including testing and vaccine confidence and convenience amongst key communities in the local community as well as combatting complacency. This can be achieved either building on existing activity or new activity which should be focussed during a 3-month period starting in July 2021. Grants are expected to be in the range of £500 to £2,000.

Applications should aim to achieve the above through addressing at least one of the following themes and criteria.

Themes

Confidence – Vaccine and testing hesitancy

Convenience – Barriers to Access

Complacency – Understanding and developing local solutions

Who can apply?

Before applying for a grant, please ensure that your organisation and the work to be funded are eligible for a Merton Giving Pandemic Community Outreach Grant:

  • This fund is for organisations with an annual turnover of £500,000 or less in the last financial year

  • Organisations must have an independent organisational bank account with at least two non-related signatories

  • Organisations must be based in, or have a track record of delivering services in the London Borough of Merton

  • The project which you are applying to fund must be legally charitable and for public benefit, as defined by the Charity Commission and priority will be given to working within the following communities:

  • Black African communities
  • Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Asylum seekers, refugee and migrant populations
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Timings

Eligible and successfully completed applications received by the following cut off dates will be put forward to the corresponding panel date.

To Apply

To submit an application to the Merton Giving Pandemic Community Outreach Fund, please complete our online application form