The Equilibrium Foundation, part of Handforth-based Equilibrium Financial Planning LLP, is supporting another wave of worthy community projects as part of its Community Support Scheme.
The scheme, established in 2015, provides grants of up to £500 to charitable organisations based in Greater Manchester, Cheshire East and Cheshire West. One winner from each area is chosen every quarter and the three Community Support Scheme winners for Q4 2021 are:
Speed of Sight, a Farnworth-based charity offering driving experiences to blind and disabled people of all ages. Their four specially-designed cars and buggies enable disabled people to enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of driving.
Children Today Charitable Trust in Chester, which enhances the lives of children and young people with disabilities by providing specialised equipment to increase independence, improve mental and physical wellbeing, and enable people to participate in activities to prevent social isolation.
Stroke Information, a charity which offers online and telephone support on a nationwide scale to stroke survivors, their families and carers who are looking for advice from people with experience. The charity also runs a weekly drop-in session in Stockport as another way for people to access support, this is currently virtual due to Covid-19.
A spokesperson for Stroke Information said: “This grant means the absolute world to us and will enable us to continue our work despite the pandemic through moving our drop-in session online and opening alternative channels of communication. This means we can carry on helping all of those affected and offer advice from people who’ve been there.”
Debbie Jukes, partner at Equilibrium and trustee of the Equilibrium Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be supporting these amazing organisations that are making a real difference to the lives of people in our region. The Community Support Scheme enables us to provide funding that will be used to continue their valuable work.
“It’s always wonderful to read the applications and learn more about the inspirational people behind the organisations and how they will benefit from the funding. The Equilibrium Foundation hopes to raise £4million by 2028 so we can further support worthy causes.”
The deadline for the next round of entries is the 6th of March, and entries can be made via the website.