3 July 2012
Residents from Sale and Altrincham have decided who will receive grants from Trafford Council's Neighbourhood Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme.
The council asked local people to develop innovative projects that will tackle the most challenging issues in our neighbourhoods. Each of Trafford's four neighbourhoods - North, South, Central and West - has £50,000 to spend in total.
Residents attended two events on Saturday 30 June and enjoyed presentations from a range of projects. Voting then took place and the successful applicants were announced on the day to cheers and applause.
Successful applicants in the Sale area included: Sale Moor Community Partnership, Sale West and Ashton Partnership, Simply Cycling Trafford Wheelers, Trafford Housing Trust and Sport Trafford, Dance Discovery, Trafford Community Theatre, Trafford Hard of Hearing Group, Trafford Deaf Community Network, New Expressions Arts, Brink Productions and the Salvation Army.
Successful applicants in the Altrincham area were: Trafford Community Theatre, Broadheath Community Allotments, Trafford Deaf Community Network, Cyril Flint Volunteers, Our Altrincham, Stamford Park Toy Library, Altrincham Creative Theatre School, Altrincham Festival Committee, Local Creation, Trafford Housing Trust and Sport Trafford, G-Force, Community Building, Altrincham AFC, Simply Cycling Trafford Wheelers and Friends of Woodhey Park.
The projects will tackle drug and alcohol issues, worklessness and skills, health and wellbeing and improvements to the environment within local communities.
Executive Councillor for Safe and Strong Communities, Jonathan Coupe, said: "The voluntary sector is an integral part of Trafford and I am delighted that the council has been able to offer these grants to groups whose work will make a real difference to local people. What is extra special about this process is that residents themselves have been able to have their say in where the money has been allocated. I look forward to seeing the results of the next round of events this weekend."
Two further events are being held on Saturday 7 July for residents in the North and West of the Borough.
North - 9.30am-1pm, Saturday 7 July, Gorse Hill Methodist Church, Chester Road, Stretford
West - 9.30am-1pm, Saturday 7 July, Flixton House, Flixton Road, Flixton
Residents will only be able to vote at these events if they are aged 16 or above and live in that area. Anyone wishing to vote must arrive at the venue for registration before 10.15am. Registration opens at 9.30am. Results will be announced on the day, and refreshments will be provided.
For further information visit www.trafford.gov.uk/voluntarysectorgrant or contact Adrian Bates on 0161 912 5558.