Trafford Council supports more voluntary organisations with additional funding

Trafford Council has granted another £20,000 of funding to support local events and projects through the third round of its Inclusive Neighbourhood Grant scheme. 
Grants of up to £500 have been awarded to individuals or community groups to fund one-off events and grants of up to £2,000 have been awarded to community groups to fund on-going projects.
For the third round of grants for 2019, over £39,000 worth of applications were received for £20,000 of funding and groups from across the borough such as Friends of Moor Nook Park were awarded £500 towards the cost of their sixth community fun day, and third Apple Festival in their local park in Sale.

Rachel Evans, Co-chair of Friends of Moor Nook Park, said:

We’re thrilled that the Inclusive Neighbourhood Grant will enable us to hold another Apple Festival at Moor Nook Park on 5 October. We’ve had incredible community support from local residents and businesses. Our previous events have really brought the community together and raised the profile of our valuable green space. Our 2018 Apple Festival was shortlisted for Raring to Go Magazine’s Best Family Event of the Year, proving just how much people value our input.”

Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:

We are very proud of our Inclusive Neighbourhood Grant scheme and are delighted to be able to offer financial support to individuals and community groups in the borough.

Our vision is about making Trafford a better borough for all and these grants go some way in delivering that. The money we give out will have an immediate benefit to our residents and neighbourhoods."

The next funding round is now open and has a closing date of 31 July 2019. Application forms, funding and guidance notes can be found on our Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants page. For further information you can call 0161 912 1173 or email

ProjectsDescriptionAmount Awarded 
Trafford Domestic Abuse Services Healing Hearts women’s group which was set up to support vulnerable women, especially those from hard to reach communities, who have or are experiencing domestic abuse.   £1904.53 
Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners Society (OTAGS) To increase engagement between OTAGS members and between OTAGS and the wider community by creating an inviting and practical meeting and catering space in the existing pavilion.  £2000
Sale Moor Community Partnership  Art therapy sessions for BME adults with mental, social or other difficulties. However, if individuals from non-BME communities will show interest in joining group they will be included.  £2000
Theatre of the Senses The project will deliver 72 drama workshops and yoga sessions, and will be conducted in partnership with Arts and Minds who will deliver 40 painting sessions.  £2000
Friends of Victoria Park, Stretford Stretford Shedders is part of the UK wide Men in Sheds Association and will be run out of Victoria Park, Stretford by the Friends of Victoria Park.   £2000
Stretford Children’s Theatre Stretford Children’s Theatre wants to stage the first community production in Stretford Public hall this Christmas, on 15 December 2019.   £2000
Charisma Stars Dance Troupe Fund the dancers, costumes, music and some vital transportation. £2000
LEAF– Language Library Sessions to support mental and physical well-being, celebrate cultural diversity and build community cohesion. £1910 
Willows Primary School PTA Multi-Sensory & Wellbeing Memorial Garden. £1850


Events  DescriptionAmount Awarded 
Mad Theatre Company One-day domestic abouse event at Lancashire County Cricket Club on 25 Sep 2019. £480
 Skillz FC Skillz FC wish to run a holiday club for young people aged 5-16 during the 2019 school summer holidays. £500
Friends of Moor Nook Park  Moor Nook Park Apple Festival 2019. £500
Altrincham College PTA  Day of positive action for pupils, teachers and teh community. £400
Warburton Village Committee  Warburton Village Fun Day. £250
Princess Road Street Party Committee Princess Road Street Party and wellbeing day. £68


Posted on Tuesday 2nd July 2019