23 02 21 | Community

Stockport Local Fund invests over £300,000 in community projects this year!

Stockport Local Fund invests over £300,000 in community projects this year!

Stockport Local Fund has now been supporting the tremendous work of our VCSE sector for three years. During the pandemic we have truly come together as One Stockport to support those who are most vulnerable.

Stockport Council has awarded a total of £307,000 since the start of the year to 68 projects, through the Stockport Local Fund.

Applications for funding cover a wide range of ideas, including those responding to the impact of COVID-19 and others offering wider long-reaching support for the most vulnerable in our borough.

Projects funded include tackling digital exclusion, offering befriending, providing coaching for the unemployed and addressing mental health. The fund is also supporting projects for victims of domestic abuse, refugees, bereaved families, people with special educational needs or disabilities and young people at risk of being drawn into crime and violence. In addition, the fund is helping to fund new orchards and green spaces, sensory spaces and creative workshops.

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said:

“Stockport Local Fund has now been supporting the tremendous work of our VCSE sector for three years. During the pandemic we have truly come together as One Stockport to support those who are most vulnerable. These new awards recognise the tremendous effort this sector is making as part of the Stockport-wide response to COVID-19.

“We would like to thank everyone who has applied to Stockport Local Fund, and we’re delighted to be able to help fund so many different projects who are providing vital support. The scale of the funding granted reflects the breadth and quality of the ideas that groups and organisations in our voluntary and community sector are generating.”

Although Stockport Local Fund has now closed, other funding opportunities may be available for community groups and organisations. Please refer to Sector 3’s funding webpage: https://www.sector3sk.org/funding. Stockport Local Fund is part of the One Stockport campaign which was launched as part of Stockport’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Further information on One Stockport is available at: https://www.onestockport.co.uk/.

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