Hundreds of residents packed into Stockport Town Hall to attend the launch of the Stockport Local Fund.
£1m is available through the Stockport Local Fund to support local activities and projects that unite Stockport’s communities and create even more cohesive neighbourhoods and better places to live in.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the application process and offer feedback on how the Council can make it as easy as possible to apply for funding. There was also the chance to discuss new ideas and projects with other like-minded local people.
Cllr Wendy Wild, Deputy Leader of Stockport Council said:
“It was inspiring to see so many people who are passionate about their local neighbourhoods gather together to learn about our approach to communities and help shape the way we will fund ideas. We were particularly excited to hear the new ideas that are being developed and look forward to receiving applications over the summer.”
Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance, Cllr Elise Wilson added:
“We are investing £1 million in community groups, not just because of the work they do, but also because they promote active lifestyles, skills and cohesive communities. This has both economic and social benefits for Stockport and its residents and I’m delighted to see the Stockport Local Fund being so positively received”
Residents who didn’t get the chance to attend can become involved in a number of workshops scheduled to take place over the next few weeks to find out more about the fund and how to get support for applications. Full details about the workshops are available.
Applications for this first round of funding must be submitted between July 9th and August 5th 2018. More opportunities and further rounds of funding will be available later in the year.
Interested parties can find out more on the Councils website with information about how to get the help needed in developing or organising your ideas and events, including contact details, sign-up for regular updates and application dates. Visitors to the website can be inspired by the local projects that are already happening across Stockport.
Image caption 1: Stockport Local Fund Launch Event
Image caption 2: Stockport Local Fund Launch Event, from L to R: Cllr Wendy Wild, Deputy Leader Stockport Council, Cllr Elise Wilson, Cabinet Member (Reform and Governance), Stockport Council, Pam Smith, Chief Executive Stockport Council
Image caption 3: Stockport Local Fund round table workshops