TWO community groups in Knutsford are to receive a share of Great Places Housing Group’s £100,000 Resilience Fund.

Knutsford Grow and The Welcome community hub have been given a total of £19,000 to provide much-needed support to customers who have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Resilience Fund was set up to help communities cope with the continued impact of the pandemic, and 13 community groups and charitable organisations across all five of Great Places’ operating regions will receive a share of the fund.

Great Places, which manages 24,000 homes across Yorkshire and the north west, established the fund with help from partners and contractors to ensure the group’s customers would be able to access support during these challenging times.

Matt Harrison, CEO of Great Places, said: “Covid-19 has provided massive challenges to the communities with whom we work, and the implications will impact on lives for many months, if not years.

“As an organisation that places social purpose at the heart of everything we do, we want to do our part to support communities through these difficult times, so it’s really exciting to be able to announce the beneficiaries of our Resilience Fund to support those hardest hit by the pandemic.

“It’s fantastic to be able to invest in community groups to help them build the resilience they will need for potentially difficult times ahead.”