TWENTY four community groups from across Greater Manchester have received a cash boost thanks to Manchester Airport’s Community Trust Fund £42,000 was handed out to groups this quarter with the airport donating more than £100,000 each year.
The groups receiving grants spread across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Shopmobility in Stockport received £2,268 for new scooters.
The grant will allow disabled users to get out in the community and access shops with confidence.
Chairman, Darren Dalby-Oldham, said: “The grant has helped to safeguard our future by purchasing two new chairs.
“The new ones will ensure we can continue to give disabled people the independence and mobility to get around the town centre, meet friends, shop and enjoy life.”
Cycle Wilmslow received £500 towards the production of cycle maps to encourage more people to cycle to work and for leisure whilst the Royal British Legion in Denton will benefit from £2981 for a community kitchen garden, which will enable the community and ex-service men to grow their own vegetables in raised beds and raise chickens in new chicken coops.
Wendy Sinfield, community relations manager at Manchester Airport, said: “I’m delighted that the Community Trust Fund continues to help so many local groups throughout Greater Manchester.
“These groups are incredibly important to their community and it’s great that Manchester Airport can support them with their work in our local areas.”
Since it began in 1997, The Community Trust Fund has donated more than £3.4m to over 1,470 local community, social and environmental groups in Greater Manchester.
Local groups wishing to apply for grants at the next quarterly meeting are encouraged to apply online at www. manchesterairport. co.uk/ community/ working-in-ourcommunity/ community-trust-fund.