Merton Giving has launched its second phase of funding support with a focus on Response, Resilience and Recovery.

The fund is designed to support charitable organisations working locally to benefit Merton residents in their response, resilience and recovery with an opening fund total of £200,000.

Sizeable donations have been announced from Merton Council, Wimbledon Foundation and Clarion Futures.

This is the second phase of grant funding made available since the 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.

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Diana Sterck, Chair of Merton Giving said: “Merton Giving moved quickly and efficiently to ensure that grant funding was made available to support local organisations as the pandemic hit.

"We are appreciative that our founding donors have seen the value in our collaborative funding approach and have committed to making further generous donations which will enable us to support more local charitable organisations and 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 pandemic.

Supporting Vulnerable Residents

Organisations providing services and support for vulnerable people, for which there will be increased demand as a result of the pandemic.

Connecting Communities

Organisations which connect communities and support communities to work together to respond to the pandemic.

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