Stockport Local Fund have awarded £50,635 in grants to local community groups and projects as part of its special Coronavirus Community Support Fund.
The fund, delivered by Stockport Council, has now awarded £113,166 in recent months, including the £63,531 awarded to local groups during the previous funding round earlier this year.
Stockport Council would like to thank everyone who has applied to Stockport Local Fund and for their continued work supporting Stockport residents.
Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said:
Stockport Council thanks the volunteers and community groups who make up Stockport’s voluntary sector for their crucial work responding to the pandemic. We are delighted we have been able to provide over £100,000 of funding for many different groups across Stockport who are providing vital support.
“The funding we have awarded is just part of our Stockport Local ambition to help residents, the voluntary sector and businesses to join together and build stronger communities. We will continue to support the amazing work that is taking place at a neighbourhood level by encouraging collaboration and helping organisations find and apply for funding for community projects.”
Stockport Local Fund is currently closed but there will be another opportunity to apply later this year. Stockport Council also offers further support and help for community groups applying for funding on their website.
Notifications of when the next round of funding from Stockport Council is available will be sent out through their mailing list, which can be joined on the council’s website.