Stockport Council has made grants of between £200 and £1000 available for community groups that are helping vulnerable groups through the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Stockport Local Fund: Community Support Scheme was launched at the beginning of the pandemic to support groups such as the elderly, people with existing medical conditions and people who are carers who have struggled to get out to shop.
Running parallel to the scheme, community groups can also apply for food provision and parcels for vulnerable people, equipment, resources, volunteer expenses, emergency supplies, practical support, transport and other necessities.
Councillor Amanda Peers, cabinet member for inclusive neighbourhoods at Stockport Council, said:
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been working closely with voluntary organisations and grassroots volunteer groups working on the frontline and we thank them for their work supporting the most vulnerable people living in Stockport.
“This new lockdown will increase the demands on these groups, so we have released new funding to support them so that they can continue to help people over the coming weeks and months.
“These grants will be available very swiftly, so if you’re supporting vulnerable residents, I encourage you to apply for an award from our fund as soon as possible.”