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Voluntary Sector Grants 2015 – ‘Have Your Say’ Event – Urmston & Partington Locality

On Saturday 11th July, Urmston and Partington residents turned out on en masse to have their say on £20,000 of community funding at an event run by Thrive Trafford and Urmston and Partington Locality Partnership.

This event saw the best turnout ever for the community funding events held by Thrive with 508 people taking part in the voting, 350 more votes than the same event last year. The funding was made available through the Voluntary Sector Grants programme for projects which improve the local community and benefit people living within the Urmston and Partington area.

Competition was high as twenty one groups competed for votes, each hosting a market stall to showcase their project. There was a real buzz in Eden Square as voters chatted with stall holders, and deliberated as to who should receive their funding.

Councillor Mike Cornes from the Urmston and Partington Partnership announced the winners, stating “This fantastic event showcases the great work local people do in their community, and the recognition and appreciation shown by Urmston and Partington residents who have taken the time to come along and show their support. Although not every group could be funded, Thrive were on hand to offer further funding advice. I have also heard how groups were able to recruit volunteers and promote their activity to hundreds of people. Thanks to all the groups and local residents for making it such a great day”

The funding was made available through Trafford Council’s Voluntary Sector Grants scheme, which supports the development of projects that improve local communities. The twelve projects who successfully received funding were Rainbow Band, Single Parents Alone Together (SPAT), Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play and Learning Centre CIC, Friends of Broadway Park, Collaborative Women UK CIC, Core Collective, Hi Tension Workouts, Life For A Life Memorial Forest, Gendai Martial Arts, Unity Project, Friends of Delamere School and Partington & Carrington Youth Partnership Junior Club. Councillor Michael Cornes, a member of the Urmston and Partington Locality Partnership, made the announcements on Saturday.

The projects will bring a wide range of new activity to the Urmston and Partington areas, including providing new equipment to improve a play area in Broadway Park, providing an environment where young people can learn and practice their woodworking skills, and delivering workshops to vulnerable women. For more information about the projects see the Thrive Trafford website.

This event concluded the Voluntary Sector Grants events for Trafford this year and the response that the Trafford public has given to all of the events has been fantastic, with a total of 1,471 votes cast and £80,000 available for Trafford groups.

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To find out about the groups and projects that secured funding in Urmston & Partington please see below:

Friends of Delamere School - £590.39
To purchase cookery equipment for the ‘Stay and Play’ sessions, in order to educate young children in basic cooking skills.
Unity Project - £505.96
To deliver a safe and welcoming environment where young people can learn and practice their woodworking skills, making useful items from salvaged wood and other accessible materials.
Partington & Carrington Youth Partnership (Junior Club) - £2,000.00
To continue to deliver a Youth Club within Partington for 7-11 year olds.
Gendai Martial Arts - £1,940.00
To run a variety of children’s classes to try other martial arts and to refine simple motor skills for young children.
Life for a Life Memorial Forest - £1,299.32
To purchase materials, machinery and labour with a view to developing a wild flower meadow, a windfall orchard and to clear trees within the existing woodland.
Hi Tension Workouts - £2,500.00
To continue to run weekly ‘fitness for body and mind’ sessions for members of the community with mental, physical and learning disabilities.
Core Collective - £2,500.00
To continue to run Baby Blues fortnightly over a 7 month period in Flixton Toy Library,
Collaborative Women UK CIC - £2,232.42
To deliver workshops to vulnerable women, to educate them to deal with their own finances and to improve their wellbeing.
Friends of Broadway Park - £931.22
To provide new equipment to improve the current play area and encourage more families to use the facility.
Cheeky Cherubs Soft Play and Learning Centre CIC - £2,496.00
To employ a Youth Club Support Worker to run the youth club.
Single Parents Alone Together (SPAT) - £2,500.00
To be able to offer a childcare facilitated private meet for parent members once every 4 weeks.
Rainbow Band - £1,040.00
To continue to offer an affordable, enjoyable, accessible music activity session for young people with disabilities and their families