Trafford Partnership

The Trafford Partnership enables collaboration between people who live and work in Trafford to deliver positive change across the borough.

Our partners include residents, community groups, the voluntary sector, public services and private businesses.

We are passionate about delivering the best quality of life for residents, and committed to achieving these by working together to effectively use our resources and assets.

Trafford's State of the VCFSE Sector Report

The 2020 State of the VCFSE survey was led by Salford CVS, on behalf of 10GM alongside GMCVO. The partnership included Greater Manchester local infrastructure services and local authorities including Trafford Council, working alongside The University of Salford. 

The survey was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic and a series of qualitative focus groups were conducted alongside the online survey. 

The Greater Manchester State of the VCFSE Sector report was published in July 2021. 

65 VCFSE organisations in Trafford responded to the survey and the Trafford State of the VCFSE Sector report summarises the findings. 

Trafford's Community Response Hubs 

The VCFSE sector in Trafford have been instrumental in the response to Covid-19. Our Community Response Hub model was established in April 2020 with local voluntary and community organisations across the borough. The model enabled residents requiring help to phone a central contact number, hosted by Citizens Advice Trafford, and to be connected with their local Community Response Hub to receive the help they needed. 

The central helpline received over 22,000 calls, the Community Response Hubs supported over 3500 residents and over 500 people signed up to volunteer. 

Trafford Council and Trafford Housing Trust also launched the Trafford Crisis Fund which secured donations from businesses, residents and organisations across Trafford. The fund has distributed over £200,000 to voluntary and community groups supporting vulnerable residents through the pandemic. 

Imagine your #FutureTrafford… what do you see?

Trafford is already a thriving place that thousands of people call home, work and a great place to visit.  But what makes it special to you? And what can we change to make it even better?

We want you to share your thoughts on how to make Trafford a better place and help steer the focus for #FutureTrafford.

Over the next 10 years we want to work together to change Trafford for the better.  So whatever your #FutureTrafford, please join the conversation and have your say.


Trafford Partnership Annual report 2018/2019

Our latest Trafford Partnership Annual Report provides you with a snapshot of the wide range of activity that takes place across Trafford’s communities, sectors and services. We hope you find this report both interesting and inspiring, as we highlight how partnership working achieves great things, things we can’t achieve by working alone, and encourages you to think positively about Trafford, try new ideas and work differently with others.

Read the Trafford Partnership Annual Report or take a look at our summary graphic.


Trafford JSNA

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) describe the current and future health and social care needs of local communities. The Trafford JSNA has been prepared jointly by Trafford Council and Trafford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) through the Health and Wellbeing Board.


Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grant

We want residents to be proud of where they live, and be active in their local community. When people come together they build lasting relationships, celebrate their community and have fun.

The Inclusive Neighbourhoods Grant scheme supports local people to put on an event or deliver a project that brings people together, is organised by residents, improves a local asset such as a park, or showcases community strengths. Over 70 organisations were funded through the grant scheme in 2020.