Strategic Sports Partnership
The Sports and Physical Activity Partnership involves more than 100 organisations in Trafford and includes representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Sport has always played an important role in Trafford's history and the partnership harnesses the many benefits that sport can bring to local communities.
The aim behind the partnership is to build on the success of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, where Trafford played a vital role hosting Olympic football, to create a lasting legacy that will positively benefit the whole borough. The partnership aims to reduce health inequalities and have the most active population in Greater Manchester by 2021.
Read the Strategic Framework for more information.
Xtra Mile Events – Trafford Athlete Fund
Sport is an incredibly important part of Trafford’s history. The ability to stage some of the world’s biggest sports events has brought local and international recognition that Trafford, alongside Manchester, is one of the best sporting destinations in the world.
By building on Trafford’s top class facilities, leading professional clubs and, partnership working the Trafford Sport & Physical Activity Partnership is working to harness the many benefits that sport and physical activity can bring to local communities in Trafford.
As part of this ambition the Xtra Mile Events - Trafford Athlete Fund has been created by Xtra Mile Events (organisers of the Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford) and Trafford Council. It demonstrates Trafford’s commitment to building a sporting legacy to nurture and inspire promising and talented young people at any level; from those just starting out to those already competing, regionally, nationally or internationally.
Funding has been awarded to help promising and talented young people (aged 18 and under) who live within the Trafford boundary to realise their potential and progress in their chosen sport.
Trafford Sports Capital Grants Scheme
In 2016, Trafford Council along with the Trafford Sport & Physical Activity Partnership provided funding of up to £10,000 to not-for-profit organisations to help more people play sport or take part in physical activity more often.
The Trafford Sports Capital Grants Scheme is intended to support the following purposes:
- Provision of facilities for the community of Trafford
- Purchase of new community equipment (not personal equipment)
- Improvements to existing buildings and sites (including education sites where there is community use), or conversion of redundant buildings (applicants for these projects need to prove how the improvements or conversions will increase participation)
- Levering funding from other organisations into key schemes in Trafford, and demonstrating partnership working
- Providing specialist facilities or equipment for disabled people
The deadline for applications was the 26th February 2016. A second deadline (should the funding available not be allocated following the first panel) has been scheduled for the 26th August 2016.
In addition to the summary, the following downloads are available:
Trafford Sports Capital Grants Scheme application form (Word version)
Trafford Sports Capital Grants Scheme application form (PDF version)
Trafford Sports Capital Grants Scheme guidance document
Further details can be requested by e-mailing SportsCapitalScheme@trafford.gov.uk.
||Strategic Lead, Local Relations, Sport England
||Chief Executive, Trafford Community Leisure Trust
|Cllr John Lamb
||Executive Member for Communities and Partnerships
||School Games Organiser, Ashton on Mersey School
||Consultant in Public Health, Trafford Council
||Chair of the Trafford Sports Council
||Assistant Principal, Trafford College
||Superintendent, GMP and Safeguarding Children's Board
||Acting Corporate Director Transformation &Resources, Trafford Council
||Chief Executive, Manchester United Foundation
||Community Partnership Manager & School Games Organiser, Flixton Girls School
||Chair of the Trafford Environment Partnership & Operations Manager, Red Rose Forest
||President of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
||Director of Communications, Manchester United Football Club
||Chair of Diverse Communities Partnership
||Head of Community Development, LCCC Foundation
||Head of Property Management, Bruntwood
||Chief Executive, Greatersport
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