Community groups encouraged to apply for Community Cohesion Grants

Trafford community groups are being encouraged to apply for a share of a £50,000 pot to improve cohesion and inclusion in their areas.
The Trafford Partnership is offering groups grants of up to £5,000 to support local projects after working with the Community Cohesion Forum, which includes representatives from local voluntary and community organisations, faith groups and public agencies.
 The Partnership is looking for projects that:

  • Create opportunities for people to engage with each other to enable understanding of different beliefs or cultures and build positive relationships
  • Targeted engagement around issues of hate crime, knife crime, social isolation and loneliness,
  • Build pride and strengthen communities by encouraging residents to volunteer, using local assets or promoting local activities to bring people together from different backgrounds,
  • Targeted youth engagement that promotes community cohesion

Mayor of Trafford, Cllr Rob Chilton said:

Community cohesion is of vital importance in our diverse Borough, and I have been committed to this as the theme of my year of office. This grant scheme is a fantastic way of involving the entire community, from the grassroots up, in promoting cohesion, and ensuring our Borough continues to be the welcoming and vibrant place that it has always been."

All applications must be received by 12pm on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Application forms and guidance notes can be found on the Trafford Partnership Website.

For further information, call 0161 912 1173 or email

Posted on Monday 18th November 2019