Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 March 2018
Merton Voluntary Service Council
- Merton Voluntary Service Council, Vestry Hall, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3ND
Aims & activities
Practical support to voluntary and community organisations, laison and advocacy, community engagement, development, standard setting, strategic partnership working and fund management.
What the charity does
- General charitable purposes
Who the charity helps
- Children/young people
- Elderly/old people
- People with disabilities
- People of a particular ethnic or racial origin
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
Assets and liabilities
- £1.4K Own use assets
- £0.0K Long term investments
- £-0.1M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £244.8K Other assets
- £187.5K Total liabilities
This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
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Accounts and trustees' annual report
1. TO PROMOTE ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC, PRINCIPALLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF THE LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON AND ITS ENVIRONS (HEREINAFTER CALLED THE “AREA OF BENEFIT”) AND, IN PARTICULAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, THE FURTHERANCE OF HEALTH, AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY, DISTRESS AND SICKNESS 2. TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF THIRD SECTOR ORGANISATIONS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH THE NECESSARY SUPPORT, INFORMATION AND SERVICES TO ENABLE THEM TO PURSUE OR CONTRIBUTE TO ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSE. 3. TO PROMOTE, ORGANISE AND FACILITATE CO-OPERATION AND PARTNERSHIP WORKING BETWEEN THIRD SECTOR, STATUTORY AND OTHER RELEVANT BODIES IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE ABOVE PURPOSES WITHIN THE AREA OF BENEFIT.
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 21/02/2001 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION REGISTERED AT COMPANIES HOUSE ON 19/11/2015
Area of benefit
London Borough Of Merton And Its Environs
Other namesMerton Voluntary Service Council Ltd.
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 5 Trustees
- 15 Employees
- 47 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Barbara Price||Age Uk Merton||Up-to-date|
|Beverley John Tanner||None on record|
|Susanette Mansour||None on record|
|Benjamin Brian Wilkins||None on record|
|Nuzhat Ali||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions