Small grants

We provide financial assistance for eligible Merton residents, to help with items such as food, warm clothing, utility bills, essential furniture and household appliances

The application involves completing an application form and a telephone assessment, including sending proof of income (a bank statement), proof of ID and proof of being a resident in Merton. Provided all relevant paperwork is supplied by the applicant, the team aims to make a decision on applications within two weeks, and more quickly where the need is urgent.

If you are a health professional, social worker, or voluntary organisation, you can refer local people who need the support of our grants programme by making referrals to us.

For more information please email:

If you would like to apply for a Small Grant, please read the information below.

PLEASE NOTE: applications are open to Merton residents only. To speed up your application please ensure you include the correct supporting documents.

Application process

By email/post:

  • Download the application form by clicking on the Word doc or PDF icon at the bottom of the page
  • Complete the Word doc and print it out to post, or email it directly to the welfare team
  • Alternatively, you can complete the PDF form and print it out to post to the welfare team (please do not email the PDF form)
  • Submit supporting documents* either by email or post

By phone:

  • Make an appointment with a member of the welfare team (020 8946 0735)

*Examples of supporting documents

  • Three months’ bank or post office statements
  • Supporting statement or letter of reference from professional
  • Medical letters (where relevant)
  • Council tax letter
  • Letters confirming benefit income

Wimbledon Guild is committed to keeping your data safe. Click here to see how we use your information when you apply for a Small Grant.  

Merton's Community Fridge

As part of our ongoing support for clients who have received a supermarket voucher, we are working in partnership with Merton's Community Fridge to offer food parcels to people in SW19 postcodes (to avoid cross over with partners across the borough and to make sure food is distributed fairly). We will be working with partners at Merton's Community Fridge to ensure people across the borough can access the food they need and will look to expand our services as required.

To find out more please email or call 02089460735.

We need your help...

Socially isolated people across Merton are depending on us for immediate and practical support with food deliveries, telephone befriending and much more. In what is a difficult time for everyone, help us support vulnerable people who are likely to feel the impact most.