Time to have your say in the £10,000 Vernon Community Awards

Community groups and charities in Stockport receive their share of the Vernon Jubilee Fund
Community groups and charities in Stockport receive their share of the awards in 2017

A total of 14 community organisations and charities in Stockport need yourvotes to benefit from a share of £10,000 from the Vernon Building Society Community Awards.

A panel reviewed 53 applications and shortlisted the final organisations that they felt would make the most positive impact on the local community.

The 14 groups on the shortlist are:

  • Jump Space
  • Friends of South Park
  • Adventure Mexico 2020
  • Stockport County Community Foundation
  • Pure Innovations
  • Middlewood Riding for the Disabled Group
  • Friends of Reddish South Station
  • Bramhall Green Guide Hut
  • AuKids Magazine
  • Friends of Stockport Cemeteries
  • Beechwood Cancer Care Centre
  • Millie’s Trust
  • Action for Sick Children
  • Signpost Stockport for Carers

Each group on the shortlist will receive at least £250 with the organisation receiving the most public votes getting £1,500, second £1,250 and third £1,100.

Alexander Deakin, Marketing Manager at the Vernon said ‘It was fantastic to see so many local groups apply, and see their passion for the Stockport community and its welfare’.

The groups’ summaries with a description of who they are and what they want to achieve with the funding can be found online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communityawards2018 or in any of the six Vernon branches – in the town centre, Bramhall, Marple, Reddish, Hazel Grove and Poynton.

Once you have decided who is most deserving of the funding votes can be registered by filling in a voting slip in branch or submitted online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/communityawards2018.

Voting is open now until October 15, 2018.

Vernon Chief Executive Steve Fletcher said: “Now is the time to really get behind the group or charity that you support. It was a difficult task to select our top 14 from 53 very worthy applications so it’s over to the public now to express your support and to determine the actual amount of each award.

“At this point in time I’d like to congratulate all our finalists and thank all the other applicants for taking the time to apply and also for all the work they do to improve our communities.”

The scoring system this year is a tiered structure outlined below: