Grants of £200 to £1000 are now available from Stockport Local Fund: Community Support, supporting community organisations that provide vital services during the current lockdown.
This round of grants will be aimed at helping people most affected by the pandemic, including older people, children and families and people on low incomes.
Groups can apply for anything they need to support people during the crisis, including food provision and parcels for vulnerable people, running costs, equipment, resources, volunteer expenses, emergency supplies, practical support, transport and other necessities.
Cllr Amanda Peers, Stockport Council Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said:
Throughout the pandemic we’ve been working closely with voluntary organisations and grassroots volunteer groups working on the frontline and we thank them for their work supporting the most vulnerable people living in Stockport.
“This new lockdown will increase the demands on these groups, so we have released new funding to support them so that they can continue to help people over the coming weeks and months. These grants will be available very swiftly, so if you’re supporting vulnerable residents, I encourage you to apply for an award from our fund as soon as possible.”
Applications for the funding can be submitted via the Stockport Local Fund website. Please read the guidance questions before starting. Grants will be awarded that meet normal criteria for funding. Stockport Council will focus grants on organisations that are working with:
Vulnerable people including:
- people over 65 especially those that are isolated
- people with existing medical conditions
- people who are carers; and
Communities directly including:
- children and families affected by school closures
- adults on universal credit
- people affected by food insecurity