Stockport Local Fund - apply for funding by Monday

Grants are available from Stockport Local Fund for local community activities and projects that support our communities during COVID-19

Stockport Local Fund - apply for funding by Monday

If you’ve got a great idea on how to support your local community during the pandemic, applications to Stockport Local Fund can be submitted until midnight on Monday 30th November 2020. Don’t miss this chance to apply for up to £10,000 funding for community projects.

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said: “Stockport has the most amazing caring communities where so many people have great ideas to help others in their neighbourhood. This local response has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re committed to supporting this work with grants from Stockport Local Fund. We are all working together as One Stockport to build stronger resilient communities and support those who are most vulnerable.”

Stockport Local Fund is particularly looking to invest in ideas and activities that build relationships and increase connections for people who are self-isolating, vulnerable or lonely, and those that help people who are in financial hardship, such as community food solutions, or improving access to clothing or household repairs. Many community groups are learning to use digital methods to support more people safely, so grants are also available to build VCSE groups’ digital offer and help people to do things online.

If you’ve never done anything like this before why not ask for help from others in your neighbourhood to develop your idea? You’ll find a lot of people with experience of community events and activities in your area who will be willing to help. Tell people about your idea and ask for their suggestions and support. A little joint effort and time might be all that’s needed to make your idea ready to apply to the fund. Or email and we can connect you with people to support you.

Find out more and apply.

Stockport Local Fund is part of the One Stockport campaign which has been launched as part of Stockport’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.