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‘Have Your Say’ – Voluntary Sector Grants Public Voting Event For Urmston & Partington – 5th July 2014

On Saturday 5th July 2014, residents of the Urmston and Partington locality area came out on mass to vote for the projects they wanted to receive grant funding of up to £4000. The ‘Have Your Say’ event, hosted by the Urmston and Partington Locality Partnership and Thrive Trafford, gave local people the power to decide which projects would be funded through the Voluntary Sector Grants scheme.

The grant scheme which was launched in May, gave local voluntary sector groups in the Urmston and Partington Locality Partnership the opportunity to develop innovative projects which support some of the area’s key priorities including: ‘Healthy minds, Healthy bodies & healthy eating’, ‘Employment, education and skills’ and ‘Access to the environment’.

From the applications received, ten projects were shortlisted to go through to the public voting event. Over 160 local residents came along to the event, held at Partington Community Centre, breaking the record set at last years event.

Successful projects were; Hi Tension Workouts – Fitness for Body and Mind; Relate (GMS); Partington and Carrington Youth Partnership; Moss View Allotment Society; ChainLink; Meet & Eat; Soothe Baby Blues and Chadwick Park Allotment Society. Click here for further information about the projects.

5th July 2014