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Stockport Social Entrepreneurs join Flourish Network

Flourish CIC is the new social enterprise set up by Women Supporting Social Entrepreneurs (WSSE) to enable them to grow the amazing work they’ve been doing to support women social entrepreneurs. They hosted a 12 hour Mentoring Marathon 2017 in the summer . During the Marathon entrepreneurs, pitched their business idea to a panel of social […]

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Creating free sporting opportunities in communities

Through our funded programme, Stockport County Community Foundation have supported over 500 children to engage in football in their communities- providing free childcare during school holidays and helping children stay fit, active and make new friends

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Supporting Young People through ARC

ARC is an amazing creative gem in Stockport, supporting a whole range of people to engage in activities which improve mental health and create beautiful products. This year, with our funding they trialled a new programme to support young people….  

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Stockport with Purpose networking event: Weds 6th Dec

The next Stockport with Purpose network event will take place at Arc, Reddish. At this meeting we will hear from Mark Johnson from Elderflower Legal. Brian and his team from Cera Cycloan will be talking. To register please sign up here

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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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Still time to register for social enterprise training sessions

Our social enterprise pilot provides business coaching and learning support to help social enterprises and entrepreneurs to develop their ideas in a sustainable manner. We’ve been working with local business and social enterprise experts to pull together a training programme which supports social enterprises. The below training events have been designed in response to demand […]

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Read about our latest funding awards

Through our small grants programme we support grass roots community projects which make Stockport a better place to be, we’re proud to be able to support the community led activity which brings about real change. Here are the latest projects who have been successful in receiving funding. 2nd Cheadle Scout Group 2nd Cheadle Scout group […]

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Now Open- New Funding Opportunity!

  New funding available from the Equity Foundation! Today we are launching a new round of our Health and Wellbeing funding programme which offers grants of up to £15,000 for projects which help to improve life expectancy and reduce health inequalities in Stockport. The application window is open for 4 weeks, applications must be received […]

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Measuring Social Impact – what does it mean?

As funding for social enterprise becomes harder to access, it’s becoming increasingly important to understand and demonstrate the impact you are making. When I think about social impact, I’ve always thought it means numbers, facts and figures and lots of abbreviations and overwhelming terminology which I’ve just not been too sure on. As I live and […]

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