Trafford community groups urged to access available financial support

Trafford community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants up to £5,000 from leading charities in a bid to help them respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Forever Manchester and the National Lottery Community Fund are both offering financial assistance to groups who are supporting the borough’s most vulnerable residents.

In addition, UK Community Foundations in partnership with Forever Manchester is actively raising money in support of the initiative.

Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:

Community groups across the borough have been steadfast in supporting our most vulnerable residents – and for that I applaud you all.

Meanwhile, I would urge any group who could benefit from some extra funding to apply for a grant.

The money will make a real difference to those groups who may be struggling financially during these difficult times."

To be eligible to apply for the Forever Manchester Community Support Fund, applicants will need to be a constituted group, have a bank account, and all relevant safeguarding policies in place.

Nick Massey, Chief Executive of Forever Manchester, said:

I would encourage any community group that might need some extra money to have a look at what funding is available.

We don’t want to limit the type of request that can be made, so just let us know what you want to do and how it supports your community and we will consider the application.

Local organisations have a massive impact on the communities they serve - and we want to do everything we can to support them."

In addition, groups can also apply for support from the National Lottery Community Fund.

Priority will be given to organisations that are supporting people most at-risk of illness due to COVID-19.

Find more information and details on how to apply visit the Forever Manchester Community Support Fund website and the National Lottery Community Fund website

Posted on Tuesday 28th April 2020