Old Trafford & Stretford

Below is information about Old Trafford and Stretford and how you can be involved in ensuring the area is a great place to live, work and play. Julie Reilly is the Communities Officer for Old Trafford and Stretford. Her role is to develop community action, supporting residents, businesses and community groups to deliver a wide-range of projects. If you are interested in connecting with groups in the area or want to know what's on, then contact Julie or visit the Trafford Directory. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities in the locality, then Thrive Trafford is a good place to look.

Area Profile

North Trafford covers the local government Wards of: Clifford (Old Trafford), Gorse Hill, Longford and Stretford. According to the last census, there were 47,655 residents in the locality. If you are interested in statistical information on the wards which make up the locality, please visit the Trafford ward profiler.


One Trafford Reponse

.Journey so far

Since May 2017, partners in the North of Trafford from across the Council, housing, health, employment, police and others have worked closer together developing enhanced joint working opportunities and sharing of skills and knowledge.

The front-line staff have provided a co-ordinated response to families and individuals at the first point of contact whether this is through effectively linking them to community and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) support or through a keyworker approach.

A keyworker acts as the main contact for an individual/family, empowers them to achieve their aspirations, and supports the coordination of agencies involved which allows residents to live their lives well without the support of services.

The purpose and principles of the new approach

The team working in the North developed the purpose and way of working.

The purpose of the model is to look at things from a resident’s perspective:

Work with me to live as well as I can.

The model has a set of operating principles for working together around a neighbourhood:

  • Doing what matters: focusing on the aspirations and personal outcomes of those we work with and the essential activities to achieve these.
  • Measuring what we’ve done: evidencing that we are making a difference through hard and soft evaluation.
  • Testing, learning and adapting: improving the effectiveness of the work we do and overcoming obstacles.
  • Recognising and pulling in everyone’s strengths: maximising the collective assets of citizens, employees and the community.

One Trafford Response frequently asked questions




 Trafford Council Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants 2019


Trafford Council 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 will support 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.

The scheme will run throughout 2019, enabling people to apply at any time during the year. Grants will come in two sizes; up to £500 for events and up to £2,000 for projects. Activities that bring different people together, across faith, generations, places or diversity, integrating residents and strengthening cohesion will be prioritised, and all projects must benefit Trafford residents.

Our local communities are strong, diverse and inclusive and we want to help them as best we can. We want residents to continue to be proud of where they live and be active in their local community, and these grants can help them do exactly that.

We are particularly interested in events and projects that support health and wellbeing, make places safer or improve the local environment. We are also looking to support our diverse communities, who come together across geographic areas such as our LGBT, Disability and BME communities.

Councillor Catherine Hynes, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Equalities and Partnerships.

£20,000 will be released every two months. Closing dates for each period will be: 31 January, 31 March, 31 May, 30 July, 30 September and 30 November.

The grants will be awarded by a cross-party panel of Councillors from across the borough.

For further information contact partnershipsteam@trafford.gov.uk or telephone 0161 912 1173.


 Another good source of local funding  for community groups is Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment Fund.

If you are looking for infrastructure support for a third sector organisation, then visit Thrive Trafford who's aim is to assist Trafford Council and the Trafford Partnership in delivering the Third Sector Strategy  and to achieve the vision of a thriving Third Sector.


 Who to Contact to get involved:

For further information contact Julie on the details below or Partnerships and Communities Team at Trafford Council on 0161 912 1173 or by emailing partnershipsteam@trafford.gov.uk

Julie Reilly - Partnerships and Communities Team

Trafford Council
1st Floor Extension
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Email: julie.reilly@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 0161 912 4501