About The Trafford Partnership

The Trafford Partnership is Trafford’s Local Strategic Partnership, a single body which brings together organisations including from across the public, private, voluntary, faith and community sectors and local residents.

Members of the Trafford Partnership work together to achieve a common vision to ensure Trafford is a place where our residents achieve their aspirations, and our communities are thriving.

The Trafford Partnership website aims to promote effective communications within and beyond the Partnership, providing partners, local people, businesses and communities with information about the work of the Partnership and how we are progressing towards achieving the vision and outcomes set out in our Sustainable Community Strategy.


Voluntary Sector Grants 2016

Community groups across Trafford are celebrating after local residents voted for them to receive a share of £80,000 voluntary sector grant funding from Trafford Council. During June and July, four voting events took place in Old Trafford & Stretford, South Trafford, Urmston & Partington, and Sale. The events attracted over 1200 local people who voted for their favourite projects. Voters visited market stalls set up by the community groups to find out how their projects would improve the local community.

The 43 successful groups from across Trafford received between £500 and £5,000 to help turn their ideas into reality. Projects range from setting up new girl’s football club, organising community events as part of Sale Arts Zoo, providing peer support activities for Veterans and emergency services personnel, and helping isolated older people come together.


Building Strong Communities

Trafford Partnership’s Strong Communities Board has published a comprehensive strategy for Building Strong Communities in Trafford, highlighting the importance of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and the changing role of businesses, public services and residents. It brings together key themes underpinning national and local agendas, including devolution, early help, shaping demand and locality working, into a coordinated vision for effective partnership working. This will be achieved through mutually beneficial relationships between organisations, across sectors and with residents and communities, which will drive innovation, collaboration and meaningful co-production. Read the Strategy


Locality Working

Locality Working is an exciting new approach to partnership working which brings together everyone who plays an active part in our community; including organisations, businesses, community groups and residents. All the assets, skills and resources in communities can be used to take up new ideas and tackle issues, making best use of all that we have in our areas. 

For more details download Your Guide to Locality Working


Be Bold. Be the Difference.

As part of the Locality Working programme, the Trafford Partnership are launching a campaign to encourage more residents and businesses to get involved in their community. The Campaign is called “Be Bold. Be the Difference” and we want residents to know that they can make a difference to the lives of their friends and neighbours, and themselves.


Trafford Partnership Annual Report 2014/15

Full of fantastic projects from the past 12 months which showcase what can be achieved when the people of Trafford work together.


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