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Merton Voluntary Service Council

Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) is an independent voluntary organisation which works to support and inspire the local voluntary and community sector.

MVSC website

Service User Survey

This survey was developed by us to try and understand the needs and demand for information, advice, and advocacy services in Maerton. We hope that by better understanding the needs of the borough's residents and visitors, we can improve and target the provision of relevant services. Resulting in better and more efficient service provision. It is intended for those who have approached a voluntary sector organisation for information, advice, or advocacy in the past two years.

Take the Voluntary Sector Information, Advice, and Advocacy Services survey

How MVSC works

  • Services: advice, information, training and other practical support services for local voluntary and community groups.
  • Development: identify unmet needs and support the development of new and existing voluntary groups.
  • Liaison: encourage networking, co-operation and joint action among voluntary organisations and supporting links with statutory services.
  • Representation: ensure the local voluntary sector is represented to statutory agencies
  • Strategic Partnerships: enable the voluntary and community sector to engage in partnership work with other sectors.

MVSC services include:


The community accountancy service, Accountability provides voluntary organisations with a high quality, accessible and confidential service on all financial matters, including training, one-to-one support and help in setting up financial systems

Community engagement

MVSC supports the involvement of local voluntary and community organisations in the planning and delivery of services alongside public agencies, provides forums for organisations to work together and to represent their views, and keeps groups updated on local and national developments.


MVSC provides support and information to small, new and emerging groups in Merton on a wide range of issues - from setting up a new group, to fundraising or employment issues.  

Partnership and representation

MVSC facilitates and supports the representation of voluntary and community organisations on partnership and joint working bodies and is often involved in consultation with the voluntary sector and feeding their views back to appropriate agencies.

Healthwatch Merton

MVSC delivers Healthwatch Merton, which ensures the views of patients and carers are heard, giving them the opportunity to share their concerns and opinions about their local health and social care services.

Play Development Project

The Play Development Project supports organisations, voluntary groups and schools with play information, advice, play training, assistance with grant applications and the development of play activities for children aged 5-13 years.

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Contact details

Vestry Hall
London Road

Telephone: 020 8685 1771
Fax: 020 8685 0249

This page was last updated on Tuesday 6 September 2016

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