Stockport Local Fund, a new £1m fund set up by Stockport Council to support great ideas that make a difference in our communities, is hosting a series of workshops across the Borough of Stockport.
Stockport Local Fund will invest in local activities and projects that help people to join together and make the neighbourhoods across Stockport even better places to live in and to grow up and older in.
If you’re passionate about your neighbourhood you’ll know what you most love about your local community and you’ll have great ideas on how to make it even better.
Stockport Council want you to suggest new ideas that they could invest in and you could grow to help you bring your ideas to life.
You can be an individual or a group/organisation to apply to this fund. A group or organisation may include:
- a charity
- a community group
- a not-for-profit organisation
If you’re not one of the above or you’re unsure, you can still apply to the fund.
To help people learn more about the new Stockport Local Fund, the council are hosting series of workshops will take place over the next few weeks where you can get an overview of the fund. You’ll find out when the fund opens, how to apply and where to get advice and support. You’ll also find out what type of projects we’re looking for.
Stockport Local Fund workshops include:
Monday 25 June 2018 6pm – 8pm Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, SK2 6QS
Thursday 28 June 2018 10am – 12pm Bridgehall Community Centre, SK3 8LX
Monday 02 July 2018 10am – 12pm First House, Brinnington, SK5 8EN
Tuesday 03 July 2018 10am – 12pm Hazel Grove Civic Hall, SK7 4DF
No advance booking is required – just turn up on the day. Full details of all events are available here: stockport.gov.uk/events/?tag=SLFworkshops
Councillor Elise Wilson, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Reform and Governance, said:
“We want to get as many residents as possible involved in creating new ideas that help people to join together and make our neighbourhoods even better places to live in. As a Council, we’re committed to communities and I’d encourage everyone to take advantage of this new opportunity.”
“If you and some friends or neighbours have an idea then we want to hear from you. Come along to one of our workshops to find out how we can help you bring your idea to life.”
You can also take a look at the Stockport Local Fund web pages to find out how to get the help you need developing or organising your ideas and events. Sign up for regular updates, including application dates. You’ll also find plenty of inspiration from the wonderful local projects that are already happening across Stockport. Full information at: stockport.gov.uk/slf
Image caption: Stockport Local Fund Workshop