Grants are available from Stockport Council to provide financial support to community organisations, funding services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Funding 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 to Stockport Council for funding 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.
Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said:
In the current situation we are working closely with our communities to keep people safe and particularly to ensure the most vulnerable are supported. Community organisations are being so creative about how they support people to stay healthy and connected at home and we thank them for their work. These grants, which are available immediately, should help them to help more people during the crisis.”
To apply go to: www.stockport.gov.uk/supportfund. Please read the guidance questions before you start. Grants will be awarded that meet Stockport Council’s normal criteria for funding. The 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 are working with communities directly including:
- Children and families affected by school closures
- Adults on universal credit
- People affected by food insecurity.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.