South Trafford

This page provides information about South Trafford and how you can be involved in making the area a great place to live, work and play. The South Trafford’s Community Officer’s role is to engage partners and communities in local action, enable community groups to thrive, connect local people to community assets and services, and to support economic development in town centres. If you are interested in connecting with groups in the area or want to know what's on, then contact the Trafford Partnership or visit the Trafford Directory. If you would like more information on volunteering opportunities in the locality, or your voluntary group or organisation would like support, then contact Thrive Trafford.

Area Profile

South Trafford covers the local government wards of: Altrincham, Bowdon, Broadheath, Hale Barns, Hale Central, Timperley and Village. According to the last census, there were 76,681 residents in the locality. In terms of the population structure it is estimated that in the next ten years South Trafford will have the largest number of residents in the 68 and above age range out of all the localities. If you are interested in statistical information on the wards which make up the locality, please visit the Trafford ward profiler.

Locality Working

South Trafford has a healthy and active network of local residents, community groups, Ward Councillors, and staff who work in organisations such as the Council, Police, leisure, housing and health. They come together regularly through groups such as the Timperley Vision Group and Broadheath Partnership to help communities to thrive and come together. It is part of the Communities Officer's role to help facillitate these groups and enable them to make South Trafford a better place to live. 

Trafford Council Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants 2019

Trafford Council wants 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 Grants 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. £20,000 will be released every two months. Two rounds of the Inclusive Neighbourhood Grants remain and the closing dates for each round will be 30 September and 30 November.

The grants will be awarded by a cross-party panel of Ward Councillors from across the borough. To apply for a grant of up to £500 to support an event or to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to support a project, please visit here.

For further information contact or telephone 0161 912 1173.

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

Who to Contact

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

Telephone: 0161 912 1173