Funding scheme to celebrate communities re-launched by Trafford Council

Trafford Council has re-launched a fabulous funding scheme designed to bring residents together to celebrate their communities and where they live.

The Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grants scheme will provide funding to allow local people to organise projects which are of huge benefit to their communities.

The scheme, which is now open to applications, will offer grants of up to £2,000 for projects and up to £500 for events. The grants have been running for several years and have proved to be a success in celebrating communities and supporting the Council’s priorities of having pride in your area and building successful and thriving places.

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

“We want residents to be proud of where they live, and be active in their local community. The Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grants will support local people to put on an event or deliver a project that brings people together, promotes community cohesion, is organised by residents, improves a local asset such as a park, or showcases community strengths.

“We were delighted that so many groups were able to take advantage of our grants last year enabling so many community projects to take place in our borough. Having thriving communities where people come together is a key priority in Trafford so I would urge any community group or organisation hoping to deliver a project or event to apply and help increase pride in our wonderful Trafford communities.”

The Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grants are open to community groups and organisations. The first round of the scheme closes on 31st July, 2021; the second round on 31st October 2021 and the third round on January 31, 2022. To download the application form please click here.

Last year’s scheme received more than 100 applications with 66 groups receiving funding for their project. Grants supported several groups through Covid, including Barakah Food Aid who supported vulnerable people to access food and Home-Start Trafford and Salford who supported over 70 families from Trafford with emergency support.

If you are interested in finding out more about the grants scheme, email to book your place on a virtual meeting to be held on July 14 from 4pm to 5pm.

The Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants scheme will run alongside the Trafford Crisis Fund Wellbeing Grants Programme, offering community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000. This grants programme will fund projects to support vulnerable and disadvantaged residents to live independently and enable residents to improve their mental and physical wellbeing. Click here for further information.

Posted on Wednesday 23rd June 2021