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Supporting women through Smart Works

Last year we supported Smart Works Greater Manchester with a small grant to help with running costs. They have used the money to create a huge impact and change the lives of hundreds of women…

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Working in Partnership to Change Community Spaces

Last year we worked with our partner and Foundation donor CLC to make over a well used community hall in Stockport. Check out this short film which shows the difference the transformation made to the community…

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Smart Works Success!

Last year the Foundation gave a grant to Smart Works Greater Manchester, which supports women to get back into work. Working with a Smart Works mentor, customers have a free interview skills and style consultation session where they get to try different interview outfits until they find the right one for them. They get to […]

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Beacon Counselling Success!

Earlier this year Equity Foundation awarded a small grant to Beacon Counselling to support their fundraising and awareness campaign as part of Stockport Beer Festival. The festival provided a platform for Beacon volunteers to engage with the general public and promote the free service in a fun and informal setting and with the 50 volunteers […]

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Check out our annual report….

Over the past year the projects that we have funded have been working hard to deliver amazing benefits for the communities that they serve. Our annual report demonstrates all that has been achieved through our investment. Check out the full report and our brand new animation here: Foundation Annual Report

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Read about our latest projects…

Our small grants programme provides up to £1,000 to support local projects that benefit communities in Stockport. Each month we award funding to projects which can demonstrate their impact in the local community, read more about the latest tranche of projects that we are proud to support: Cheadle and Gatley JFC This local football club […]

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Read about our latest funding awards

Our small grants programme provides up to £1,000 to support local projects that benefit communities in Stockport. Each month we award funding to projects which can demonstrate their impact in the local community, read more about the latest tranche of projects that we are proud to support: Gaydio CIC – Stockport Youth Academy Gaydio is a […]

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Friends of the Vale

The Friends of the Vale were awarded funds to support their bee keeping project at Reddish Vale Country Park. The Park consists of 161 hectares of fields, ponds, pathways, riverside walks, wild flowers and wild life and is a much loved community asset. Given that several species of bees are endangered, the friends group wanted […]

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Two by Two

Two by Two approached the Equity Foundation about their project to create an Art Zoo in Sale. The grant was awarded to enable primary schools in Sale to take part in the project by purchasing life-size fibre glass animals for school children to decorate. Our funding purchased a pair of penguins which are now proudly […]

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Somali Advice Link

Somalia Advice Link supports clients to develop their literacy and IT skills so that they can move towards employment. They were awarded a grant to help them provide weekly work club and digital mentoring sessions which typically cover Job Search Skills, CV preparations, interview skills and Universal job match registration. These sessions are accessed each […]

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