Ten projects awarded funding to benefit community in the south of Trafford

Hundreds of residents turned out to vote on which community projects would secure a slice of £15,000 funding last Saturday.

The event, which was held in Goose Green in Altrincham, saw ten projects compete against each other however; with competition being so strong on the day votes were too close to call so all received funding. 

The funding, which was made available through Trafford Council’s Community Grants scheme, aims to support the development of projects that improve local communities.

Amongst the successful projects are guitar based music sessions to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, the creation of a heritage timeline trail through Altrincham town centre, free counselling sessions in South Trafford to reduce isolation and improve emotional wellbeing and community cycle ride sessions.

Full details of the ten successful grant projects can be found at http://www.traffordpartnership.org/locality-working/south-trafford.aspx

Cllr Laura Evans, Chair of the South Trafford Locality Partnership and Executive Councillor for Communities and Partnerships, said: “Congratulations to all of the projects and I am so pleased that given how hard each of they worked on their nominations and the strength on the proposals, that they all got a slice of the funding.

“The event itself was a great success and a wonderful showcase of some of the fantastic community projects being delivered in South Trafford. Goose Green was a wonderful location for the event and we would like to thank the local businesses for welcoming us, as well as all of the participants and the hundreds of residents who came along to vote.”

The Locality Partnership is made up of local residents, councillors and organisations who wish to improve their community. Anybody interested in getting involved with the Partnership can contact the Trafford Council’s Partnership team on 0161 912 1173.


Posted on Thursday 22nd June 2017