Voluntary Sector Grants 2015 – ‘Have Your Say’ Event – Sale Locality
Sale Residents Have Their Say on £20,000
On Sunday 21st June, Sale residents turned out on mass to have their say on £20,000 of community funding. The event hosted by the Sale Partnership and Thrive Trafford gave local residents the opportunity to vote for the projects that they wanted to see in their area. This year, the event was hosted at Sale Lions Family Fun Day in Worthington Park. A new record was set as 348 people took part in the voting.
Competition was high as fifteen groups competed for votes, each hosting a market stall to showcase their project.
There was a real buzz as voters chatted with stall holders, and deliberated as to who should receive their funding.
The funding was made available through Trafford Council’s Voluntary Sector Grants scheme, which supports the development of projects that improve local communities.
The ten projects which were successful in receiving funding were New Way Forward, Friends of Dainewell Park, Trafford Disability Activity Network, Hi Tension Workouts, Friends of Coppice Library, 4 Cheeky Monkeys CIC, Cyril Flint Volunteers, Friends of Woodheys Park, Two by Two and Brooklands Bowling Club.
The projects will bring a wide range of new activity to the Sale area including a new sensory garden, a coffee morning for older people, support activities for people with mental health needs, fitness classes and improvements to park pavilions. A brand new project will launch the Sale Art Zoo. For more information about the projects see the Thrive Trafford website.
The successful groups were announced by Sam Leuty-Milner, Community Ambassador on the Sale partnership, who said,
“It’s been a fantastic day! It has been great to see so many local people getting involved in this process, and contribute to us beating our record for the amount of votes we ever received. The proposals offered us some fantastic and diverse ideas; it was unfortunate that not all could win. I’m looking forward to see every project progress now and I’ll be looking out for the giraffe wandering the streets of Sale next year.”
Please click here to view photos from the Sale Public Voting Event on Sunday 21st June 2015
The next public voting event will take place on Saturday 27th June, at Altrincham Football Club, 12-3pm.
To view the groups and projects that secured funding in Sale please see below: