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Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund Phase 2 - Response, Resilience and Recovery

Merton Giving is today launching a second phase of funding support for local charitable organisations through the Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund with a focus on Response, Resilience and Recovery.  Applications open from Monday 16thNovember.

The fund is designed to support organisations working locally to benefit Merton residents in their response, resilience and recovery with an opening fund total of £200,000 with sizeable donations from founding donors including Merton Council, Wimbledon Foundation and Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, who has pledged a donation through the Clarion Merton Community Panel and Clarion Futures Communities.  The fund can also access the MVSC 2025 Fund.

This is the second phase of grant funding made available since the COVID-19 Pandemic and follows the first phase which, over a period of 6 months, awarded £210,000 to over 70 local charitable organisations impacted by COVID-19 the benefit of which reached at least 6,500 Merton residents.

Each of the funders has specific requirements in relation to the allocation of their funds and themes have therefore been introduced for applications.  The themes are;

Supporting those facing Disproportionate Impact
Organisations supporting people and communities who experience disproportionate impact and difficulty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting our Vulnerable Residents
Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting our Communities
Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to theCOVID-19 pandemic.

The Merton Giving Coronavirus Fund is administered by founding partner, Merton Voluntary Services Council (MVSC). For more information and how to apply visit their website by clicking here.

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