The application window for access to Stockport Local Fund has now closed. Stockport Council is now reviewing all the submissions received and aims to let applicants know the outcome of their funding applications in the next four weeks.
Laureen Donnan, Deputy Chief Executive at Stockport Council says:
Once again, we were delighted to receive so many diverse and innovative ideas for community projects. We look forward to supporting local people to help make these a reality.
“The fund is just part of our Stockport Local approach of greater collaboration with residents, the voluntary sector and businesses. Last week’s Sector Connector event brought together 60 people from Stockport businesses, community organisations and the council to co-create and develop new ideas, demonstrating that great things happen when we work together.
“We are putting people at the heart of everything we do and that includes making it easy to find local support, activities and volunteering opportunities. Our Stockport Local online directory lists almost 800 community groups and services and receives around 6,000 page visits per month. There are so many ways to get involved in your local community, please do take a look.”
Although the application window has closed for this year’s round of funding, the council have announced that there will be another opportunity to apply for community groups to access Stockport Local Fund next year.
Stockport Local Fund looks to support community-run projects that will benefit Stockport. Previous schemes to have benefited include The Kitchen, a café run by Pure Innovations to help disabled young people into work; Yaran, which works to integrate recent migrants into the local community; and Marple URC, a community group that allows elderly people to socialise who might otherwise be housebound.