Sports clubs, Scouts, hospices, and a local band from across Stockport, Cheshire and South Manchester are among the organisations to receive funding from Manchester Airport’s Community Trust.
In its latest funding round, just under £30,000 has been handed out to 18 organisations. Seven of the beneficiaries come from Stockport, including its Volleyball Club, which will receive £2,500 to fund new courts. The Heaton Mersey Lacrosse Society will be also making sporting improvements by purchasing new goals with its £2,400. Whereas the Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park in Marple will be using £1,100 to create a hopscotch area.
Adrian Stores, Chairman of Stockport Volleyball Club, said:
The project will enable us to encourage many other people of all ages and abilities to play this growing sport in the Borough, with health and welfare benefits, including mental health after Covid-19.
“Having a fully functional extra indoor and outdoor facility will increase access to playing amenities irrespective of weather.”
Each year the northern hub donates £100,000 to the Fund, originally set up in 1997. It is also topped up by fines levied on airlines for breaches of the airport’s stringent noise limits. This round of funding has seen a range of beneficiaries across Greater Manchester and Cheshire awarded up to £3,000 each. Areas benefiting include Cheshire East and West, Trafford, Stockport, Manchester and Tameside.
Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport, said:
After what has been a challenging year for many community groups, it’s great to see so many worthwhile and diverse organisations benefitting from Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund.
“We have always been proud of the role we play in our neighbouring communities and we are committed to continuing that role, despite the challenging situation we all find ourselves in.
“The fund covers a 10-mile radius of the airport, and we know it can make a huge difference to those applying, so would encourage local groups looking for funding to get in touch.”
The Community Trust Fund’s board is due to hold its next quarterly meeting later this month and is now welcoming applications for up to £3,000 from locally based, not-for-profit organisations. Details on how to apply and the full criteria can be found online.
The full list of organisations to have received support from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund are listed below.
|Manchester South District Scouting Council||£1,250||Oven and extractor fan|
|Heaton Mersey Lacrosse Society||£2,400||Lacrosse goals|
|Werneth Concert Band||£800||Acoustic shields|
|Styal Tennis Club||£2,846||Kitchen refurbishment|
|Active Communities Experiences – Stockport||£1,000||Football equipment|
|4th Newall Green Rainbows||£1,500||Equipment to enhance learning and exploring|
|Stockport Volleyball||£2,500||Volleyball courts|
|West End Boys Club – Tameside||£667.98||Goal posts|
|Friends of Cromwell Avenue Park||£1,100||Hopscotch area in play area|
|Haughton Green Junior FC||£1,812.08||Football equipment|
|Stockport Schools FC||£1,500||Football equipment|
|On top of the world 11360||£350||Bingo and Karaoke machines|
|Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners Society||£1,967.67||Padlocks and keys for allotment|
|Flowery Field Cricket Club||£1,850||Cricket training equipment|
|Hope House Children’s Hospice||£2,500||Cuddle Bed|
|Craig Road Residents Group||£700||Picnic table to allow for disabled access|
|Denton St Lawrence Cricket Club||£1,800||Sight Screen|
|Denton Park Social Bowling Club||£2,520||Two covered shelters|
Image: Denton Park Social Bowling Club received £2,520 for two covered shelters to aid the club’s work in tackling loneliness and its work with dementia charities.