The Poynton Area Community Partnership is part of a wider network of partnerships across Cheshire East, and is an independent group of like-minded volunteers who represent the interests of Poynton, Adlington, Disley, Mottram St Andrew, Prestbury, Kettleshulme and Pott Shrigley. Cheshire East Borough Council is also represented. Thanks to funding from Cheshire East the PACP has produced and distributed a useful “Guide To Local Interest, Activity and Hobby Groups”, with 56 entries. In addition it has also paid for transport to enable residents to attend falls prevention classes; funded room hire for a care group’s singalong sessions; made a contribution towards some furniture for a village hall; helped fund a community minibus, and is helping with the costs of running a local youth club.
The PACP’s vision is to make its residents and neighbourhoods better connected, to support civic pride projects, to promote health and wellbeing, and work to reduce social isolation. Voluntary groups and organisations in those parishes listed above can apply to the PACP for modest grants. Projects need to be aligned to the aims outlined above, and grant applications are fairly evaluated by a PACP sub- committee.
For more information and grant application forms please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on T. 01625 374950.