Stockport Local Fund supporting communities during the crisis

Grants made to community groups supporting vulnerable people

£23,000 of grants have been made since the launch of Stockport Local Fund: Community Support and every area of Stockport has benefitted. Community groups that have received awards have included those offering remote mental health counselling and resilience training, emergency food supplies for the vulnerable and isolated and for rough sleepers and homeless people and home learning support packs for families with pre-school children and infants.

Councillor Amanda Peers, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods said: “We are working closely with our communities to help the people most affected by the pandemic, including older people, children and families and people on low incomes. In these unprecedented times we want to reassure you that we’re with you, offering a range of support and that there are plenty of people available to call on in your community.

“The work being done by volunteers is extraordinary and we’re doing all we can to support this effort. As well as offering financial support through Stockport Local Fund: Community Support, we are working with the Stockport community response to ensure that no neighbourhood or resident is missed. If you’re supporting vulnerable residents, if you want to apply for an award from our fund, if you want to offer your time as a volunteer or if you yourself need help, please visit our web-pages.”

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