Stockport Local Fund: Community Support

Applications for the Stockport Local Fund: Community Support are now open. Community groups that are providing support during national restrictions can apply for up to £1,000.

Stockport Local Fund: Community Support

2. Support applying for funding

There's been an incredible response by the voluntary sector in Stockport to the coronavirus crisis and funding is available to support this effort.

Funding applications are an essential part of raising funds for your organisation, but they can be time consuming, difficult to navigate and often overwhelming.

To support the voluntary sector during these uncertain times, we're working with Sector 3 and Stockport Homes to:

  • assist in identifying new funding opportunities
  • develop funding applications
  • help innovate and move ideas forward
  • assist in research and data collection
  • be a critical friend providing support and guidance

If you need any help in applying for funding, email

External funding and support

The coronavirus charity funder list - over 250 funders - and 4 charity sustainability toolkits, can be downloaded from the Charity Excellence Framework website. You'll also find lots of free funding finders, funder lists and fundraising guides.

Manchester Community Central has a number of resources, funders lists and guidance to support organisations during the crisis.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) website has removed their pay wall. You can find lots of help and information including a funders list.