Community projects in Stockport have until midnight on Monday 30th November to submit applications for the latest round of grants from Stockport Local fund.
Projects to support local communities across Stockport during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic can apply for funding of up to £10,000.
Cllr Amanda Peers, Stockport Council Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said:
Stockport has the most amazing caring communities where so many people have great ideas to help others in their neighbourhood. This local response has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re committed to supporting this work with grants from Stockport Local Fund. We are all working together as One Stockport to build stronger resilient communities and support those who are most vulnerable.”
Stockport Local Fund is particularly looking to invest in ideas and activities that build relationships and increase connections for people who are self-isolating, vulnerable or lonely, and those that help people who are in financial hardship, such as community food solutions, or improving access to clothing or household repairs. Many community groups are learning to use digital methods to support more people safely, so grants are also available to build VCSE groups’ digital offer and help people to do things online.
For those with ideas of how to support the community, but unsure how to see them realised, Stockport Local Fund can connect you with the people to support you with experience in delivering community events and activities. Further details about support available to deliver new projects, as well as the application form for funding can be found on the Stockport Council website.
Stockport Local Fund is part of the One Stockport campaign which has been launched as part of Stockport’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.