Organisations unite to help communities thrive

Local businesses, community and voluntary organisations and charities joined forces recently to support one another and help improve the lives of people across our borough.

Organisations unite to help communities thrive

Over 50 organisations took park in the ‘Sector Connector’ event – which was delivered in partnership by Stockport Council, Good Business Brokerage and Stockport Homes. The events are part of a range of activities designed to support Stockport’s voluntary sector, alongside the Stockport Local Fund.

Attendees took part in discussions, presentations and activities, all designed around making useful connections, and giving participants the chance to share skills, expertise and resources, with the aim to help the organisations taking part to flourish.

Jake Mattison, from Heart Community Interest Company and Respect 100, which works with schools across Stockport, said: “Events like Sector Connector are really important as being a social enterprise can be quite isolating at times. Connecting us with businesses offers us new opportunities and helps us to grow.”

Debbie Cannon from Cheadle Hulme-based Action 365 Ltd, added: “My biggest take away from this event is that there is a strong community of support here in Stockport which really cares.”

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities at Stockport Council, said: “It was fantastic to hear that so many people grabbed this opportunity with both hands and took advantage to meet and share their expertise, find ways to work together and develop beneficial partnerships to keep Stockport booming.

“We want these events to deliver real, tangible results and act as a springboard to help improve local communities and complement the financial investments we are making through the Stockport Local Fund.

“I look forward to seeing how the connections made translate into ideas and actions and potentially shape future applications to the Stockport Local Fund.”