More organisations to receive share of Resilience Fund

Last year we launched our Community Resilience Fund, aimed at providing much needed financial support to charities, community groups and social enterprises to implement their COVID-19 recovery strategies to enable them to become more resilient to future economic setbacks.

13 community groups and charitable organisations have already received a share of the initial £100,000 fund.

In addition to £30,000 from Great Places, Countryside, one of our development partners have donated an additional £20,000 of funding.  We are delighted to announce a new round of 19 successful organisations who will receive a share of the money to support those most affected by the impacts of Coronavirus.

1.     ERA Educational Respectful Attitudes - Sheffield, Yorkshire

2.     Manor Castle Development Trust Ltd - Sheffield, Yorkshire

3.     MASKK (Manor After School & Kids Klubs) - Sheffield, Yorkshire

4.     Bounceback Food CIC - Knutsford, GM South

5.     Smart Works Greater Manchester- Stockport, Equity Region

6.     Foundation 92 - Salford, GM South

7.     Counselling in the Community – Blackpool, Lanchashire

8.     The Magic Club - Blackpool, Lancashire

9.     SACMHA Health & Social Care - Sheffield, Yorkshire

10.   Samaritans of Stockport and District - Stockport, Equity Region

11.   Community Music Co Op - Stockport, Equity Region

12.   Crossroads Derbyshire - Glossop, Equity Region

13.   Hadfield Coming Together - Glossop, Equity Region

14.   Levenshulme Inspire Foundation - Levenshume – GM South

15.   Humans Mcr - Manchester, GM North & GM South

16.   Ark Assist North West - Oldham, GM North

17.   Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre - Oldham, GM North

18.   Careerwise CIC - Wigan and Leigh, GM North

19.   CommUNITY Little Hulton - GM North

The Resilience Fund is focused on supporting the following key themes:

• Poverty reduction (fuel, furniture, food including Holiday Hunger initiatives)

• Employment, training and volunteering opportunities

• Financial and digital Inclusion

• Organisational resilience

Guy Cresswell, Executive Director of Customer Services, said: “I am delighted to announce a new round of successful organisations who will receive a share of the Resilience Fund to help them to recover and rebuild from this pandemic and support those most affected.

“I would like to thank Countryside for their significant contribution to the fund.”

Tom Hutton, Head of Foundation 92 said: “Foundation 92 are delighted to have received the funding from Great Places as part of their Community Resilience Fund. We are committed to working collaboratively to support those who are facing hardship relating to employment and we look forward to creating sustainable pathways into employment and training through our programme.”

Find out more about the organisations

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