Funding is available to community groups supporting people during lockdown

These grants will be available swiftly to help address immediate issues like digital exclusion, fuel poverty and social isolation.

Funding is available to community groups supporting people during lockdown

Grants of £200 to £1000 are available from Stockport Local Fund: Community Support to provide financial support to community organisations that are supporting people during the current lockdown. These will be aimed at helping people most affected by the pandemic, including older people, children and families and people on low incomes.

Groups can apply for anything they need to support people during the crisis, including food provision and parcels for vulnerable people, running costs, equipment, resources, volunteer expenses, emergency supplies, practical support, transport and other necessities.

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said: “Throughout the pandemic we’ve been working closely with voluntary organisations and grassroots volunteer groups working on the frontline and we thank them for their work supporting the most vulnerable people living in Stockport.

“This new lockdown will increase the demands on these groups, so we have released new funding to support them so that they can continue to help people over the coming weeks and months. These grants will be available very swiftly, so if you’re supporting vulnerable residents, I encourage you to apply for an award from our fund as soon as possible.”

To apply go to our web pages. Please read the guidance questions before you start. Grants will be awarded that meet our normal criteria for funding. We will focus grants on organisations that are working with:

  • vulnerable people including:
    people over 65 especially those that are isolated
    people with existing medical conditions
    people who are carers

  • communities directly including:
    children and families affected by school closures
    adults on universal credit
    people affected by food insecurity

If you have any questions please email us