Christmas has come early for 17 local charities and support groups in Salford.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett has approved a £4,000 boost so they can continue to provide help and support to people in need in the city.
Groups working with homeless people, forces veterans and women fleeing domestic abuse are some of those who will benefit.
The money has come from the Salford Assist, which provides help for people in emergencies. The scheme is linked to other support services to prevent people becoming homeless, help them manage their money and/or debts and access welfare rights advice.
The funds are aimed at providing practical help to people in need such as food and drink, warm clothing and bedding.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “Once again we are proud to send cheques to these organisations who do so much for the people of Salford. It is our little way of saying thank you.
“Although the amounts we give are only small, we wish we could give so much more – but every little bit helps local people at this time of year.
“We are proud to support the community and a big public thank you goes out to these organisations who are so active in our communities. Thank you.”
The organisations which will benefit are: