Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is encouraging local groups to apply for a grant through the Winter Pressures Fund.
Tameside Council has been allocated funding from central government to support the wellbeing of the local population during the winter months. Applications are open to voluntary organisations, community groups, community interest companies, social enterprises, development trusts and charities who support vulnerable adults in Tameside and projects that will improve people’s experiences and welfare.
The Fund is aimed at supporting older people, isolated people, people living in poverty, people who are homeless, those with disabilities and anyone who may struggle with daily living during the winter months.
Groups can apply for small grants of up to £1500, or larger grants of up to £5000 are also available.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Winter can be a very difficult time for vulnerable members of our communities. The short days and long nights leave many people feeling isolated and excluded, which can have a profound effect on both their physical and mental wellbeing.
I welcome this additional funding to enable local groups to engage with those most in need and I would encourage any eligible groups to apply.
Applications must be submitted by 23 November 2023, but the fund may close earlier if all the monies have been allocated before then, so if you have a project you think meets the criteria, don’t delay.”
To find out more about the fund and how to apply please click here: