The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund
Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund
The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund is now closed. Our new round of funding will open in November.
The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund, provides grants to charities working locally and impacted by COVID-19. Since the Fund opened at the beginning of April, we have allocated grants to local organisations to help them adapt and survive. The community response to our fundraising has been truly astonishing. Thank you to everyone who has donated. You can see the list of beneficary organisations below.
Details, including grant guidance and how to apply is available via Merton Giving partner Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC).
You can still help to raise money to help grow the fund.
Please give if you are able to. Your donations will help to grow the fund and used to help local charitable organisations adapt and survive. You can make a donation, or find out how to fundraise on our behalf, here.
1st Lower Morden Scout Group
A contribution to essential core costs.
22nd Wimbledon Scout Group
To contribute towards preparing for a safe return to physical meetings for scouts.
African Education Cultural Heritage Organisation (AECHO)
To produce health and well-being information for vulnerable BAME residents.
Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
To provide telephone advice and support to local migrants and refugees.
Age UK Merton
Contribution towards technology update to enable servicing of increased demand and complexity of enquiries.
Ashdon Jazz Academy
To run telephone and online support for vulnerable young girls.
Association for Polish Family
To fund virtual support and advice to Polish and Eastern European communities.
Contribution to deliver dance and singing workshops for isolated older people andto a children’s summer camp.
ATS Creative Academy CIC
To provide telephone counselling and mentoring to families and young residents.
Avanti Mental Well Being CIC
To deliver telephone and online peer support to vulnerable mental health service users.
Baseless Fabric Theatre
Provision of operatic performances to local care and nursing homeresidents.
Black Learning Achievement & Mental Health UK
To provide educational resources & materials for local BAME families.
Chabad Lubavitch of South London
To provide Kosher Food parcels to vulnerable Merton Households.
Chabad Lubavitch of South London
Provision of technology to support on-going communication including educational support and facilitating a summer camp for 20 vulnerable children.
Colour House Children's Theatre
A contribution towards core overhead costs for this local children’s theatre.
Colliers Wood Community Centre
To adapt their services to provide a virtual community centre offering telephone support to older residents alongside activities and challenges for young people.
Commonside Community Development Trust
To providea meal service, as an adaptation of their usual lunch club for vulnerable, elderly residents, for a 3-month period.
Community Drugs & Alcohol Recovery Service
To provide emergency out reach check-in calls to vulnerable clients.
Deen City Farm
A contribution towards their essential running costs.
Don's Local Action Group
A contribution towards the food parcels provided for Merton residents.
Don's Local Action Group
To provide IT equipment and/or data packages for digitally excluded households.
Endeavour Youth Club
A contribute towards core costs and provision of equipment to enable the club to keep in regular contact with their youth club members.
Ethnic Minority Centre
To provide virtual services, including classes, cultural coffee mornings and a young mum’s club to local vulnerable BAME residents.
Fayre & Square Wimbledon CIC
To provide remote support to vulnerable learners and a contribution to essential costs.
To fund a video project for local residents, using weekly online tasks to develop skills and content.
Friends in St. Helier( FISH)
To support vulnerable residents in the SM4 area during lock down with shopping, telephone contact and a hot meal service.
To provide peer support for mental health service users.
Hearts & Minds
To deliver peer-led support to local young people, experiencing mental health difficulties, through online sessions.
Hearts & Minds
A contribution towards a further 3 months delivery of peer support group sessions and 1-2-1 session for local youngpeople facing mental health challenges.
Inner Strength Network
To deliver 1-2-1 coaching support for vulnerable women and girls.
To fund the provision of online support for vulnerable young women.
To deliver online financial literacy and debt management courses and provide additional support to vulnerable families to keep them socially connected.
A contribution to support adapting the delivery of their core services to vulnerable children.
Provision of bereavement support to local children and families including those who have been affected by the death of a close family member due to Covid-19.
Jimmy Asher Foundation
Contribution towards technology to support an adaptation of services to engage with young people virtually.
Karate Club Youth Project
To adapt their services to provide virtual karate classes for local Merton families, enabling them to remain physically active and socially connected.
Lantern Arts Centre
A contribution towards resources for their users to keep active and reduce isolation.
Martins Way Methodist Church
Provision of weekly online exercise and dance classes for residents age 50 plus.
Maggies at the Royal Marsden
To provide of range of support to patients and families currently accessing cancer care and treatments.
Maggies at the Royal Marsden
Provision of one week’s remote support to patients and families currently accessing cancer care & treatments.
May Project Garden CIC
To support young asylum seekers and refugees from low income families
Merton Community Transport
Provision of transport and logistical support to Merton’s Community Fridge Network and to provide accessible transport to vulnerable residents.
Merton Home tutoring Service
To provide ESOL support and advice to marginalised Merton residents whose engagement is inhibited as a result of limited language acquisition.
Merton Centre for Independent Living
To provide support to disabled residents through the continuation of information, advice and guidance surgeries.
Merton & Morden Guild
Provision of support to vulnerable households in the Morden area, including; shopping, medication collection and transport to appointments.
Merton Saints BMX
To provide social distance compliant BMX sessions for local children.
Mitcham Town Community Trust
To provide equipment to facilitate online learning resources for vulnerable children.
Momentum Children's Charity
A contribution to provide vital telephone and video support and advice to Merton families whose children are receiving cancer treatment.
Morden Education & Cultural Centre
A contribution towards educational and personal developments sessions for young people and parental support sessions.
MSJ Student Charity
Provision of support with CV writing and applications to colleges.
North East Mitcham Community Association
A contribution towards essential costs.
Positive Network Community Project
To provide support to vulnerable, older BAME residents with culturally appropriate meals,doorstep visits and facilitating contact with relatives.
Redeem Christian Church of Christ – THORP
To deliver welfare telephone calls to young people to reduce social isolation.
Sherwood Park Hall
To provide a range of online classes and activities including dance, music and arts and crafts to local residents.
To fund a digital peer befriending service for socially isolated residents.
South London Refugee Association
Provision of online and telephone advice and support to vulnerable local refugee and migrant communities.
South London Tamil Welfare Group
Provision of technology to enable them to work remotely and continue to offer support to their community.
A contribution to costs to set up and run Merton’s first community fridge.
The Link Café
To adapt their services to deliver support sessions for local residents.
Tooting & Mitcham Community Sports Club
To fund weekly support to vulnerable young people.
To maintain the provision of mentoring and support for 40 young offenders.
Wimbledon Civic Theatre Trust
To provide weekly online creative tutorials for young people.
To contribute towards the purchase of food care packages.
World Heart Beat Music Academy
Provision of online music tuition and support for disadvantaged young people in Merton.
BLAM Charity takes a wealth of vital resources online with the help of a grant from Merton Giving
Like many small organisations, Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health UK CIC (BLAM Charity) did not have the necessary resources or equipment in place to adapt as quickly as it needed to when lockdown hit.
Merton Giving Fund helps the Association for Polish Family to continue its support during the pandemic
Merton Giving grant helps reach out to communities, where English is not their first language, to offer vital support during the pandemic
Mental health charity Hearts & Minds reaches out to isolated teens during coronavirus crisis
Reaching out to teens in times of social isolation
Merton Giving grant keeps the horses where they belong at Deen City Farm
Community farm’s horses could stay on home turf thanks to a grant from Merton Giving
Merton Centre for Independent Living continues vital work for Deaf and Disabled people through the crisis
Merton Centre for Independent Living helps Deaf and Disabled residents through the crisis with advice and advocacy & disability arts.
AFC Wimbledon Foundation, the Dons Local Action Group and Merton Giving team up to get essential supplies out in to the community during coronavirus crisis
Working together to offer support when it’s needed most
Merton Giving grant provides women and girls with support when they’re at their most vulnerable
How technology is providing a virtual lifeline to vulnerable women
Lifeline set up, by Sustainable Merton, to tackle food poverty crisis during lockdown.
Merton Giving grant helps tackle food poverty in the borough, bringing fresh groceries to those in need and reducing food waste.