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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. com­mu­nity/ work­ing-in-our­com­mu­nity/ com­mu­nity-trust-fund.

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