The Cheshire East Social Action Partnership aims to develop a strong local social impact culture through effective social action, underpinned by a thriving Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) Sector.

The VCFSE sector in Cheshire East is close to communities; understands local needs; provides local services, resources and facilities; and has a vital role to play in reducing pressure on demand for statutory services such as social care and health services.

The new Social Action Partnership provides a new way of working in Cheshire East and will deliver against 4 key outcomes.

Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Grants

The Social Action Partnership are working in partnership with Cheshire East Council to help local people to support one another through the Covid-19 pandemic. In recognition of the vital role of the VCFSE sector, a time limited fund has been developed. The fund is primarily aimed at supporting projects that will have a high impact over the winter months and to assist residents who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to the economic impact of Covid-19.

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding up to a maximum of £5,000 for projects to meet local need. Applications up to £10,000 will be considered where organisations can demonstrate a wide geographical footprint, and up the £20,000 for collaborative applications involving two or more partners and which can demonstrate sustainability.

Find more information and apply to the fund here and for support and advice from the Social Action Partnership about funding please click here.

COVID-19 People Helping People

The Cheshire East Social Action Partnership is working collaboratively with partners to channel community-based support to meet local need.

If you are interested in volunteering please go to the Cheshire East Council website  for more information or contact the Council on 0300 123 5034 to register.

If you are a VCFSE organisation that needs help managing volunteers or for volunteer guidance please visit our COVID-19 Cheshire East Volunteer Led Response page.

For general guidance and information for VCFSEs including funding available please go to our COVID-19 Guidance for VCFSEs page.

Live Well Cheshire East

Live Well Cheshire East provides information and advice on a range of subjects, and an easy to use directory of over 3000 services and activities in your area.

The Cheshire East Social Action Partnership is pleased to be working directly with Cheshire East Council to help populate and maintain this vitally important resource for the Cheshire East VCFSE sector and communities.

To Find out more from the Social Action Partnership about how Live Well Cheshire East can be used for your own community or social action project please click here.

To access Live Well Cheshire East direct and the information available please click here.