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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:

Strategic Partner Programme

We are commissioning a new set of strategic partners, to whom we will provide grant funding with services funded from April 2019. The Programme comprises five separate elements:

  • Information and advice
  • Voluntary sector infrastructure support
  • Wellbeing services
  • Carers service
  • Healthwatch Merton

Details of our new Strategic Partners will be confirmed in due course.

We are extremely grateful to the work of the Collaborative Working Group who helped us develop the programme. This group of people, drawn from the Council, voluntary sector, and partners, came together to discuss, research, challenge, and debate all aspects of the new programme. The timescales were very tight and people gave very generously of their time and experience. We would like to give a special thank you to the following groups who given their time and enthusiasm to this process to date:

  • Merton MENCAP
  • Merton Community Transport
  • Merton and Wandsworth CCG
  • Merton Voluntary Service Council
  • Merton Centre for Independent Living
  • Springfield Advice and Law Centre
  • Imagine Independence
  • South West London Law Centres
  • Age UK Merton
  • Citizens Advice Merton & Lambeth
  • Wimbledon Guild

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 2018/19

£9,929,474 Total amount funded to the voluntary sector in 2018/19
£9,153,842 Total awarded in cash grants/commissioned services
£251,189 Total awarded in notional funding (rent and transport)

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

Funding database

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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