Forever Manchester is 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 our Community Support Fund.
The Olive Community Project provides support for homeless people, older people and those with additional needs in the Edgeley area of Stockport. The project normally hosts a drop-in café providing cooked food, access to support groups and operates a foodbank.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, they have enlisted a team of volunteers to make daily packed lunches for the homeless and most vulnerable; those who have little or no income, exacerbated by the closure of shops and the scarcity of affordable food.
The Olive Community Project are also delivering a phone, text and email support service to the people that normally benefit from the support that the Project provides, many of whom have poor mental health. The effect of self-isolation and the uncertainty of the next few months will undoubtably have a significant impact on their anxiety and depression.
An award from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund has enabled the Olive Community Project to continue to provide much needed support to homeless and vulnerable people in Edgeley.
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This year, Forever Manchester is celebrating 30 Years of supporting our local communities. We are currently working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal to support community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester.
Date added: 5th May 2020