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Residents Of South Trafford Turn Out To Have Their Say – Sat 19th July 2014

On Saturday 19th July 2014, Altrincham Town Hall was full to the brim as hundreds of local residents lined up to have their say on Voluntary Sector grant funding in the area. Over 250 local people turned out for the public voting event, which was hosted by the South Locality Partnership and Thrive Trafford, to distribute £30,000 of funding to local voluntary and community organisations.

The grant funding was made available through Trafford Council’s Voluntary Sector Grants scheme, which supports the development of projects to help improve local communities. The South Locality projects focused on local priorities, which included; ‘Reducing Older People’s Isolation, 'Employment, Education and Skills','Intergenerational Activities', and 'Healthy Living'.

16 projects were shortlisted to go through to the public voting stage and each shortlisted project hosted a stall at the event, showcasing their project ideas and providing information about their organisations. The Altrincham stalls highlighted the creativity of the area, with stalls featuring witches, chickens and fantastic arts displays! Residents then voted for their favourite projects.

Representatives from the South Locality Partnership announced the nine successful projects on the day; which included: Cyril Flint Volunteers, Tree Things Trafford, Sale and Altrincham Mencap, G-FORCE, DanceWorks, Altrincham Community Team Ltd, Friends of Woodstock Park, Art with a Heart and Friends of John Leigh Park.

Saturday was the third public voting event in Trafford this summer, and marked the highest attendance so far, having generated considerable interest through local social media. Take a look at our twitter feed @thrivetrafford to view more of the groups tweets about the event.

The final Thrive public voting event will take place on Saturday 6th September 2014, for the Sale Locality Voluntary Sector Grant event at Sale Waterside.

Click here to view the project summaries of all South Locality groups who took part at the event.

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20th July 2014