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‘Have Your Say’ Voluntary Sector Grants Public Voting Event For Old Trafford & Stretford – 12th July 2014

Ten community organisations in Old Trafford and Stretford received funding for projects to improve their local area at a public voting event on Saturday 12th July 2014. The event was hosted by the Old Trafford and Stretford Locality Partnership and Thrive Trafford, as part of the Voluntary Sector Grants scheme 2014.

The scheme was launched in May, as the Old Trafford and Stretford Locality Partnership asked for local people to develop innovative projects relating to: child obesity and healthy eating, reducing barriers to employment, increasing and developing skills, and improving the place where you live. From all those that applied, fourteen were then shortlisted to go through to the public voting stage.

Over 150 local residents attended the event to find out more about the shortlisted projects before casting their votes for the ones they wanted to receive funding.

The ten successful projects were announced by representatives from the Old Trafford and Stretford Locality Partnership; Chainlink, Tree Things Trafford, Seed Studios, Seymour Poets, Gorse Hill Community Action Group, Touchdown Dance, Old Trafford Community Fitness and Amateur Boxing Club, Simply Cycling, Blanc and Gorse Hill Lifestyles Project. For more information about the groups and the projects click here

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12th July 2014