Successful Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants - Round Two

The second round of £20,000 is distributed to Trafford community projects.

Hard Yards Running Group from Stretford is just one of the organisations that have benefitted from the second round of Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants, given out by Trafford Council.

The Council has completed its second wave of grant giving through the Inclusive neighbourhood Grants scheme, distributing £20,000 to 19 local community projects across the Trafford borough.

The grant scheme offers funding of £500 for local events and up to £2,000 for community projects that bring people together and benefit the residents of Trafford.

The scheme is a rolling programme with £120,000 available throughout the year. There is a deadline for applications every two months, the next of which is 31 May 2019.

The second round of funding once again generated a large number of excellent applications. Successful submissions included: Broadheath Friendship Group received £1,996 for a Support Group for older people, Age UK received £1,415 for Dementia awareness sessions plus a video and Ashton on Mersey in Bloom received £500 towards Planters and Flowers.

Russell Nash from Hard Yards Running Club said:

HYRC are grateful to receive an Inclusive Neighbourhood Grant from Trafford Council. These funds will allow us to initially grow the membership of the group and in the longer term build a model of sustainability. Being able to open the group to our community means that more people will be supported to manage their mental health and make positive changes to their lives by engaging in physical activity, being supported by peers and growing their social interactions.

The full list of winners are:

Gorse Hill Studios

Deliver 8 sessions of young women’s project


Hard Yards Running Group

Couch to 5k course, taking place on a Tuesday evening, in the Stretford area, aimed at people with mild to moderate mental health conditions


Broadheath Friendship Group

Support group for older people


Calm Connections CIC

Project for young people from the Old Trafford area to film and edit the voices of young people to express their mental health stories, concerns and opinions in this area.


Friends of Lostock Park

Improving flower beds and encouraging people to take responsibility for the park.


Age UK

Dementia awareness session and video


St John’s Centre

Female exercise sessions


Urmston in Bloom

Planter equipment


Positive Partington

Wildflower Meadow


National Trust

Redbrook Revive


Gorgeous Gorse Hill

Installing community art


The Hideaway

Free ‘drop-in’ session for families in M31 who have children 3 years and under.


Old Trafford Royal British Legion

Armed Forces Family Fun


Home Start, Salford and Trafford

HSTS are planning to host a ‘curry night’ for local residents of Partington in May 2019


Ashton on Mersey in Bloom 2019

Planters and flowers


Everyone Can

Family funday / fundraising event


St Michael's Church

Spring Fete


Friends of Newton Park

G-Force activities at family funday


John Leigh Park

Big Lunch Event


For more information about the grants, and to apply, visit out Inclusive Neighbourhoods page.