Conservative run Trafford Council have been running Participatory Budgeting small grant programmes for a number of years in a variety of settings.
Cllr Karen Barclay, chairman of the South Locality Partnership, commenting in the Trafford Messenger said: “We are really excited about this opportunity to support the voluntary work in south Trafford…the South Locality Partnership is especially keen to support projects that tackle some of our priority issues including child obesity, intergenerational activities and youth projects.”
On the 18th January 2014 Trafford’s new South Locality Partnership is inviting residents in to have their say on which schemes and projects should receive community grants. Residents will have the chance to vote on £20,000. This builds on over £140,000 distributed last year across the authority.
Elaine Johnson, of Thrive Trafford, a partnership between Pulse Regeneration and Trafford Housing Trust, who are coordinating the work reports: “We had nearly 100 applications earlier this year with over 500 people attending the Participatory Budgeting events. This resulted in more than 40 groups sharing in a total of £136,500 in council funding. ”
- Read more on the Thrive Trafford website