Forever Manchester are working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This money is being distributed to community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester via the Community Support Fund.

Deaf Rhinos provide opportunities for people with a range of disabilities in the Rochdale area with a specific focus on providing sporting activities for those who are deaf. One in six people in the UK suffer from some form of hearing loss, and the Deaf Rhinos pride themselves on being able to provide some of them with a community to feel part of.

Normally the group would run an open age football team or be organising various social activities and training events to help their members overcome many of the barriers they face in normal life.

Since Covid-19, the group has recognised and highlight a lack of services for the deaf community and fear vulnerable elderly members have been left isolated and neglected in what is perhaps a time of most need.

Deaf Rhinos have been liaising with local supermarkets, places of worship and refugee support groups to provide food packs for their members and other vulnerable people in the local community.

An award from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund has helped with the cost and delivery of food and basic medical supplies, PPE equipment and volunteers fuel costs to help provide some much needed support.

More information about The Community Support Fund can be found by clicking the buttons below.

This year, Forever Manchester is celebrating 30 Years of supporting our local communities.

Did you know that if you live or work within the Greater Manchester area, Forever Manchester will have funded a community activity within a mile of your home, business or place of work.

Date added: 23rd April 2020