Old Trafford & Stretford

Julie Reilly, Communities Officer – North

My role is to engage partners and communities in local action, enable community groups to thrive, connect local people to community assets and services.

The Locality Partnerships bridge the gap between the Strategic Partnership and the community; the Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships, Community Panels, voluntary and community groups, town centre businesses and individual residents.

Old Trafford and Stretford Partnership

This page has been set up to give you all the information you need about Locality Partnerships and how you can be involved in making where you live a great place to live, work and play.


Old Trafford and Stretford Voluntary Sector Grants 2017 

The winners were selected on Saturday 24th June 2017 at the Trafford LIVE 2017 event at Trafford Town Hall when local people voted on the projects they wanted in their area.

Seventeen organisations applied for the grant. On the day nine were fully funded and two were partiially funded.

Successful organisations:


St John’s Centre

Two week Summer School - 30 spaces each day with young people.


Friends of Hullard Park

Re-establishing Wildflower Meadow, community learning to care for it.


Gorse Hill Learning Allotment

Purchase items for all year round outdoor learning/social growing space.


The Garden Project

Centenary Gardens Old Trafford. Funding to replace existing vegetable plots etc that have become unsafe.


Trafford African Caribbean Over 50’s Club

Social and Support Network applying for funding to continue with TAC’s core operation and facilitate introduction of new events.


Seed Studios Old Trafford

Funding for one-to-one work with people interested in music but unable to afford instruments/lessons.


Stretford Children’s Theatre

Children’s project leading to a public performance looking at our community and the challenges faced.


Friends of Victoria Park

Funding for new kitchen in new community building in park.


Theatre of the Senses

Project tackling poverty, loneliness, isolation, mental health/wellbeing in Old Trafford.


TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

Counselling in Old Trafford and Stretford to reduce isolation and improving mental health. Counselling will be free of charge.


Trafford Carers Centre

Gardening group at Gorse Hill allotments - Care Free Gardeners aimed at providing support for carers by enabling respite from caring.


Unsuccessful organisations:

 OrganisationProjectAmount applied for


Youth Academy


Longford Community Choir

Rehearsals at Firswood Community Centre/Concerts


St. John's Church

Creative writing workshops in Black History Month


The 1055 Club

Networking Brunches for potential business startups


Community Language solutions

Residents with bilingual / interpreting skills training


Psychotherapy Manchester CIC

Anxiety and Depression project Art Psychotherapy


 Micro Grants 2017:


Activitiy/Project/Idea                                                                                                    RequestedAwarded

Hanging baskets or fairy lights on all balconies. Fruit bushes, shrubs, herbs



Wet Felting/Fiber Arts ‘friendship group’ based in Old Trafford



Counselling sessions at Broome House, Old Trafford



Gardening project – Harry Lord House



Printer for our community coffee morning group at Lostock Library



Friends of Lostock Library - A laptop for groups and community 



Gardens at Glenmay Court, Stretford - to improve the gardens



Ayres Road, Old Trafford - environmental improvements 



Friends of Gorse Hill Church - supporting community events at the church



Beading Group at Lostock Library - trips and demonstrations 



Social Group meeting at Lostock Library - materials and craft fair 




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



The purpose of Locality Partnerships is to lead Locality Working:

  • Increase resident and community involvement in local democracy, priority setting and decision making, increasing service responsiveness and accountability
  • Increase co-production between communities and organisations
  • Increase volunteering, social cohesion, community capacity and resilience
  • Increase engagement with residents and communities

The Locality Partnerships do this by:

Supporting the community to contribute to solutions around key challenges, ensuring improvements are more sustainable and more effective, whilst influencing public sector services to redeploy resources more effectively, brokering relationships between strategic partner organisations and local residents and communities, utilising more effective methods of engagement.

 Who to Contact

Partnerships and Communities Team
Trafford Council
1st Floor Extension
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
M32 0TH

Email: partnershipsteam@trafford.gov.uk

Telephone: 0161 912 1173


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