Stockport Local Fund – ideas to inspire you to apply

Have you applied to Stockport Local Fund yet? Take a look at some of the awards we've already made.

Stockport Local Fund – ideas to inspire you to apply

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‘Friendly Fridays’ receive their Stockport Local Fund award.
(From left to right: Pam Robinson, Katy Ollerenshaw, Anna Rogers, Councillor Elise Wilson)

With just three weeks left to apply to Stockport Local Fund it’s time to work up your great idea to make your community even better. Take a look at some of the projects we funded in the last round for some inspiration. And don’t forget to check our web-pages to see the types of idea we are looking to support.

'Friendly Fridays' at Cheadle Heath Community Centre

“Friendly Fridays is somewhere to come, where there is space for you to do what you want and it is VERY friendly! “ says Barbara Aspinall, one of the regular attendees of this sociable group who meet to paint, draw, knit, do jigsaws or just chat with others over a cup of tea.

“What makes this different to other clubs is there’s a good mix of ages, there are lots of things you can do and we have plenty of volunteers who are good facilitators and work very hard at involving people and getting them setup doing something.” Says Pam Robinson (Project Lead).”This award from Stockport Local Fund will allow us to continue connecting people to one another, all ages to all ages and also connecting services and support to the people that need them. “

Project INC

Based in The Hat Works this project delivers Art and Design to 11 to 19 year olds. They strive to ensure no child is isolated due to disadvantage or additional need, giving them a place to explore their creativity.

Lisa Alberti, Director says: “Stockport Local Fund will enable us to broaden our offer for richer learner experiences, support inclusivity and diversity and continue to grow, as an active and impactful Stockport Social Enterprise, meeting the needs of young people with challenging and complex lives.”

Alvanley Family Practice Health Champions

Alvanley Family Practice Health Champions organise activities and projects to engage people in addressing a variety of conditions such as loneliness, depression, anxiety, chronic health problems and fitness issues.

Dave Chorlton, Secretary/Chair says: “We offer a wide variety of activities that improve health and wellbeing. The funding will allow us to purchase and install a meeting cabin at our allotment project where people can meet, chat and learn new skills.”

Councillor Elise Wilson, Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance at Stockport Council said: “These projects show that our residents are our local experts, who know what it is like first-hand to live and work in Stockport, as well as use our services. We know there are many other ideas out in our communities for great projects that can make a difference and we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity.”