Voluntary Sector Grants 2015 – ‘Have Your Say’ Event – South Locality
South Residents ‘Have Their Say’ on £20,000
On Saturday 27th June 2015, South Trafford residents turned out on mass to have their say on £20,000 of community funding at an event run by Thrive Trafford and South Trafford Partnership. The funding was made available through the Voluntary Sector Grants programme for projects which improve the local community and benefit people living within the South Trafford area.
A new record was set as over 300 people took part in the voting, an increase from 250 last year.
Competition was high as twenty two 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 help improve local communities.
The eleven projects which were successful in receiving funding were The Counselling and Family Centre, Cruse Bereavement Services, Friends of De Quincey Park, Friends of John Leigh Park, The Hub, Strong Voice – Patchwork Project, Bowdon Festival, Friends of Navigation Recreation Ground, Autism Trafford, G-Force and Altrincham Swimming Club.
The projects will bring a wide range of new activity to the South Area, including re-stablishing bereavement support training for volunteers, healthy eating workshops, improving park benches and picnic areas, and celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The successful groups were announced by Councillor Laura Evans, Chair of the Trafford South Locality Partnership, who said, “It’s been wonderful to see the passion and enthusiasm of the groups in the room. Events like this are a great way to see the investment that volunteers put in to our community and also the community making decisions that bring financial investment in to the area. It has been great to see so many local people getting involved in this process, and contributing to us beating our record for the amount of votes received.”
The next public voting event will take place on Saturday 4th July 2015, at Stretford Mall Shopping Centre, 12-3pm.
To view the groups and projects that secured funding in South please see below::