Merton Voluntary Service Council

Merton Voluntary Service Council

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Local / community
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


MVSC is an umbrella infrastructure support organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Merton.  We work collaboratively with the public and private sectors. The demand for our services is growing because of the increasing social and economic challenges faced by residents. Our organisation is changing to become more agile and responsive to meet these needs.

Our vision is a thriving Merton community where people's lives are enriched by voluntary and community action. Our mission is to inspire and develop an excellent voluntary and community sector in Merton.

Support to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations; encourage, support and develop volunteering and voluntary and community action; identify changing and emerging need and respond with development; promote, support and develop liaison, advocacy, joint working and strategic partnerships; promote quality through standard setting; sustainability.


MVSC supports a rich and diverse voluntary and community sector providing a wide range of services for residents in Merton. We support start-ups, organisational growth, partnerships and help with crisis management. We help organisations with their governance, managing staff and volunteers, fundraising, training and financial management and systems support. We facilitate and boost sector leadership, representation and influence through networks and thematic forums to develop shared priorities for residents. We also champion and support collaboration and partnership between voluntary sector organisations and the statutory sector to implement services designed to improve the lives of people who live and work in Merton. Our ebulletin reaches over 3,500 people and organisations.

Our specialist service, Healthwatch Merton, is the consumer champion for residents, particularly patients and carers who use health and social care services. The Social Prescribing service, in collaboration with the Clinical Commissioning Group and local GPs, is helping hundreds of vulnerable people to connect with services in the community.

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