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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:

New Way Forward - £1,900.00
To run weekly groups providing a number of activities for both men and women with mental health needs.
Friends of Dainewell Park - £2,000.00
To build a sensory garden on Dainewell Park; with intergenerational work between residents at Manor Court and Pupils at Manor High School.
Friends of Coppice Library - £2,000.00
To arrange activities for the whole community; whilst setting up transport links for the elderly and vulnerable.
Friends of Woodheys Park - £2,000.00
To have a new kitchen installed within the newly acquired pavilion, to offer snacks and refreshments to users of the park.
Trafford Disability Activity Network - £872.00
To deliver a coffee morning three times a month to reduce isolation and loneliness in people who have a disability.
Hi Tension Workouts - £2,000.00
To continue to run weekly ‘fitness for body and mind’ sessions for members of the community with mental, physical and learning disabilities.
4 Cheeky Monkeys CIC - £2,000.00
To purchase good quality, stimulating toys and resources for use within the pre-school and stay and play setting.
Cyril Flint Volunteers - £2,000.00
To provide training and support for 12 new volunteers to become community be-frienders.
Two by Two - £1,998.40
To deliver an intergenerational creative project using art to inspire, animate and entertain all participants.
Brooklands Bowling Club - £2,000.00
To replace the pavilion umbrella with a good quality new umbrella to ensure members will be able to watch and score bowls in a dry condition.