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Funding for voluntary and community projects and organisations

Funding opportunities from Merton Council

The following funding opportunities are available on an annual basis:

Small Grants Funding

Merton Voluntary Service Council manage a small grants programme on behalf of Merton Council.  Please email or call 020 8685 2277 for more information.

Early Years Fund

Merton Council funds a part-time early learning and childcare place for all 3 and 4 year olds in Merton whose parents want one in the maintained, private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors. To claim the Early Years Funding for eligible 3 and 4 year old children, nursery providers must agree to the terms and conditions required.

Please email for an information pack, or visit Early Years Funding - A Provider's Guide for more information.

Crowdfunding for community projects

Got a good idea for a community project in Merton? Merton Hive can help you attract funding, promote, and deliver local projects - no matter how big or small.

Merton Hive (SpaceHive website)

Other funding opportunities

London Councils

London Councils invests funding in voluntary organisations on behalf of the 32 London boroughs, through the London Boroughs Grants Scheme. Other funding is also provided through London Councils, including the European Social Fund.

Awards for All

A Lottery grants programme that funds small, community-based projects across the UK

Awards for All website

Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC)

MVSC can provide help with accessing new funding.

MVSC website

Funding awarded by Merton

Merton Council produces a voluntary sector funding database on an annual basis. This details the voluntary, community and faith organisations that have received funding from Merton Council to provide a range of services.

Key highlights for 2016/17

£12,216,353 Total amount funded to the voluntary sector in 2016/17
£11,787,812 Total awarded in cash grants/commissioned services
£274,868 Total awarded in notional funding (rent and transport)

For more detail, please download the Voluntary Sector Funding database below.

Funding database

Voluntary Sector Funding Database 2016/17

Voluntary Sector Funding Database 2015/16

Voluntary Sector Funding Database 2014/15

Voluntary Sector Funding database 2013/14

Voluntary Sector Funding database 2012/13

Voluntary Sector Funding database 2011/12

Voluntary Sector Funding database 2010/11

We will continue to update and publish our funding on these pages.

If you have any queries, comments or suggestions regarding the funding database, please email us at

See also

Contact us

Policy, Strategy and Partnerships Team
Merton Civic Centre,

Tel: 020 8545 3379


This page was last updated on Monday 3 April 2017

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