Stockport’s Vernon Building Society has revealed the 14 finalists in this year’s Community Awards.
The not-for-profit and community groups will share Vernon’s £10,000 community fund, based on the number of votes they receive in the public vote.

A total of 23 groups applied for a share of this year’s Community Awards, and Vernon’s Community Panel decided the shortlist.

This year’s finalists are:

• Bare Necessities Toiletry Bank
• Handy Ladies Feeding The Community
• Hatters Outreach Providing Essentials
• Hawk Green Women’s Cricket Team
• NK Theatre Arts
• Poynton Pedals for All
• Seashell Trust
• Signpost Stockport for Carers
• St Ann’s Hospice
• Stockport Without Abuse
• Supportability
• The Garden House Marple
• Together Trust
• Walthew House

Tanasè Rivers, head of marketing, brand and culture: “Well done to all of these local community groups and not-for-profits for making it onto our finalists list.

“We’re so excited to be able to support these amazing organisations, all of which are based in, or benefit, the local Stockport community.

“They’ll all receive a share the £10,000 community fund, but you can help decide which charity or community group gets the largest share by voting for them today.”
It’s easy to vote online at, from 10th September to 8th October, or call into one of its six branches to cast your vote.