How we can help

We have a range of services to help people across Stockport, click on the links below to find out more.

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Donate furniture

The Furniture Recycling Project collects and recycles good quality furniture and electrical white goods. These items are donated to families or residents in need who may lack the basic items that make their property a home.

Furniture Recycling Project Van

Volunteer

Volunteering is a fantastic way to boost your confidence and get you ready for work. Alternatively volunteering can be used as a way of giving something back to the community.

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Employment

Our team can provide you with advice and guidance on getting back into work. We can support you with job searching and gaining work experience, identifying an apprenticeship, accessing training or work placements and much more!

Youth group receiving a cheque from Skylight for £1,000

Community fund

The Community Fund is available to help improve and sustain the neighbourhoods where Stockport Homes manage properties. 

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Young people

We offer a wide range of activities and events to support families and young people to get involved.

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Other services

We provide a range of other services to support our customers and communities including; Your Local Pantry and Independent Living. 

Apply for up to £2000 with our Community Fund

The fund is available to help improve and sustain the neighbourhoods where we manage properties. It will support projects that genuinely make a difference to the lives of our customers and the wider community.

What our customers say

You don't have to take our word for how we've helped and supported customers! Below you can hear from some customers that have taken part in events or received help through one of our services.

 

Summer Club22 (49)

This club was brilliant for my children. It has been a vital resource for me, including the meal package that were sent home every day and they have had days out which I wouldn't have been able to afford. Thank you so much to SKylight for enabling my children to have a fantastic summer holidays

Parent of Young Person
Holiday Club

Who we've helped

Skylight supports customers and communities to thrive, we are proud to share with you some of our recent successes and to celebrate our customers achievements. 

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OWLS - Community fund awarded

In March 2016, the group were successful in securing their first grant from the Stockport Homes’ Community Fund, which helped them to establish a weekly coffee morning.

Lewis And Jamie Kickstart

Lewis’ Kickstart Story: From Universal Credit to Permanent Contract

Meet Lewis. He’s so much more than a block caretaker for Stockport Homes – he’s driven, punctual and a valuable team member to name a few.

Forward

Community fund awarded to forward

Forward celebrated LGBT+ History Month by hosting a series of virtual events, funded by the community fund

Supporting young people across Stockport

We aim to help young people to achieve potential and enhance their life chances through collaborative working and child centred approaches.

How we've supported community groups with funding

During 2021-22...

200 groups

were supported with funding searches, advice and bid writing.

£491,366

was secured for civil society groups with the support of our Funding Officer.

£50,000

was allocated to community groups through the SKylight Community Fund to fund activities and projects in our Borough.