Atherton Collieries FC is supporting Our Town as its principles mirror the club’s ‘Pride of Atherton’ motto.
The Northern Premier League, Premier Division side opens its doors through the week to community groups who use their stadium as a base.
Jo Kinney, community, commercial and player liaison officer, said: “We want to invite the community into the club – it’s not about making money – it’s about helping them out and maybe they will get to know what we’re all about and become supporters.”
Smaller, start-up and independent firms in the borough are also being encouraged to bid for a separate support fund – the council’s Business Booster, with loans of up to £10,000 or grants up to £2,000.
Tell us how you feel about your local area by completing the Our Town survey at www.wigan.gov.uk/ourtown