ThriveWorking together in Trafford

Greater Manchester State of the VCSE Sector Survey – Have Your Say and Help us showcase the work of Trafford’s VCSE sector

The GM State of the VCSE Sector survey is now live and we need your help! The last survey in 2017 found there were an estimated 15,890 voluntary, charity and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Greater Manchester supporting over 21.9 million interventions with clients, users or beneficiaries. This survey provided valuable evidence to decision […]

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August 3, 2020

GP Practices Supporting Hungry Local Children With Mask Campaign

​GP PRACTICES SUPPORTING HUNGRY LOCAL CHILDREN WITH MASK CAMPAIGN A group of five GP practices is providing almost 900 meals for hungry Trafford children by supporting a mask-making campaign that provides food for youngsters unable to receive their ‘vital’ daily school meal in the summer holidays. Altrincham Healthcare Alliance Primary Care Network, which includes Altrincham […]

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July 20, 2020

£45m COVID funding announcement from the National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has announced it is working alongside five expert partnerships to ensure almost £45m of National Lottery funding reaches communities most vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19.  The move is part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s COVID-19 emergency response and means it will benefit from the partnerships’ collective expertise and […]

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July 16, 2020

Tell Healthwatch Trafford about your health or social care experience during the Coronavirus pandemic in Trafford and you could win £100 of shopping!

Almost three quarters of people nationally say they have noticed changes in their health and social care during the coronavirus emergency. Healthwatch Trafford want to know what the reality has been in the area for those of you that have used, or tried to use, health or social care services in that time. From things […]

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July 14, 2020

Covid-19 VCSE PPE & Health & Safety Information, Advice and Guidance / Public Health Q&A session on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at 1pm to 2pm

With many parts of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Sector re-opening after the Covid-19 lockdown; attention is turning to how this can be done safely and with minimal risk. In most cases (outside the medical field) social distancing will provide adequate protection without the need for PPE (Personal Protective Equipment, like masks and […]

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June 30, 2020

COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit at Stretford UA92 Car Park on 1st July to 3rd July 2020

From Wednesday 1st July – Friday 3rd July a Mobile Testing Unit will operate at the car park of University Academy 92 (UA92) in Stretford. This is the car park opposite the cricket ground on Brian Statham Way. This will allow anyone who has Covid symptoms to get tested without having to travel as far […]

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June 30, 2020

‘Meet the Funder’ Community Coronavirus Support Fund Q&A Session – Wednesday 24th June 2020

We would like to invite VCSEs to join our ‘Meet the Funder’ Community Coronavirus Support Fund Q&A session on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 10am with Mandy Roberts – North West Funding Manager for The National Lottery Community Fund to find out about the current Government funding available for your organisation. If you are currently […]

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June 23, 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched the Coronavirus Community Support Fund – Apply Now

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF). It is part of the Government’s £750m support package for charities and local enterprises. The fund is aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England to support you to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by Covid-19. We […]

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June 1, 2020

Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update

Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Update Greater Manchester is calling on Government to support its plans to ‘build back better’ and help to tackle air pollution as the city-region sets out ambitions for a green economic recovery. The coronavirus pandemic has seen air pollution levels drop by 30% and road traffic volumes fall by as […]

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May 26, 2020

Healthwatch Trafford launches new Mental Health directory during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020, and this year the theme is kindness. The aim of the week is to get people talking and thinking about mental health, and it provides the perfect time for Healthwatch Trafford to launch our Mental Health directory. Mental health and wellbeing in Trafford, service directory. […]

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May 21, 2020