CHANGING LIVES IN MERTON – we are Merton Giving.

Merton Means Business is changing.  

The initiative which links local business with local activity to mutual advantage is stepping up a gear and will be developed into Merton Giving.

Merton Giving is part of the dynamic London’s Giving network, developing across London, to bring communities together to tackle local issues.   With an ear to the ground and a finger on the pulse the London’s Giving schemes are breaking new ground on how communities can solve issues such as poverty, exclusion, loneliness, mental health and unemployment, from the grassroots.

Based on the notion that we can all give something – time, skills as well as money – Merton Giving will work to build relationships with businesses, community groups and individuals to support local charities.

With a knowledge of the community’s key issues and acting on facts, data and hard evidence Merton Giving will provide local charities with the resources to deliver programmes which benefit those in need in our borough.

We understand a tailor-made approach is the key to success and will work to provide bespoke solutions to ensure mutually beneficial relationships.

Merton Giving Week

We are delighted to announce the Merton Giving Week campaign – an official week of fundraising which will take place later this year from 26th November to 2nd December.  In the run-up to the event we’re asking businesses to Join the conversation and make a pledge of support for Merton Giving.

There are various ways businesses can take part:

Funky Friday 

Join in the on Friday 30th November & dress in funky outfit or accessories in return for a donation.

Buy One, Give Some

We’re asking businesses to select a product or service that they sell and make a donation for every sale of during Merton Giving Week.

Make Your Own Pledge

We’re asking businesses to tailor a pledge that works for them.  They may choose to run their own event, host a pub quiz, bake off or donate from an individual sponsored challenge.

We want YOU to join the conversation

To be part of  Merton Giving Week, email your in-kind support requests to jenny@mertonchamber.co.uk  and use #hellomertongiving #mgweek to highlight your pledge on social media.

We will feature these on our social media communicating specific pledge requests to the business community.

Show exactly how you’ll be taking part

Download your Merton Giving Week poster to print here, and fill in What, Where and When you will be joining in during Merton Giving Week.

Stick your posters up in your offices and places of work to let others know you’re part of this fantastic week of giving!

Want to get involved?
Join us in building a better community.  We’d love to hear from people passionate about building a positive future for our borough.
Email   jenny@mertonchamber.co.uk Follow us on twitter: @mertongiving  and Like us on Facebook: @mertongiving

Merton Chamber’s previous Business Engagement Manager Raymond Kinsella, , introduced Charity Jigsaw4u to Reed Wimbledon:

“Developing a relationship with a national company such as REED has had great benefits that we hadn’t even foreseen, such as giving us credibility when talking to other businesses interested in supporting us. It has helped us to reach so many more people and shown us the generosity of our community. Having the support of the determined REED team meant that we were able to help whole families feel a little more cheerful.”

Michelle Mullarkey

Jigsaw4u