Community Cohesion

Community Cohesion Grants

Trafford has a diverse community, with many faiths and cultures across our borough. We have strong community relations, and Trafford is the safest borough in Greater Manchester. However, we have to recognise that more could be done to improve social inclusion of isolated and vulnerable residents, reduce hate crime and prevent radicalisation, and ensure faiths and cultures live together positively and without fear.

Trafford has recently launched a Community Cohesion Forum, bringing together faith and community leaders alongside public agencies, to understand cohesion in the borough and join up our efforts to tackle challenges and take opportunities. Trafford Council is making £40,000 available to support the work of the forum, which will be used to support local projects to improve cohesion and inclusion in Trafford.

In particular we are looking for projects that

• bring different faiths and communities together,

• support young people, single adults and families from being isolated,

• build pride and strengthen communities by residents working together, or

• create opportunities for people to engage with each other to enable understanding of differences and build positive relationships.

Constituted groups can apply for a maximum amount of £5,000, although the panel will consider exceptional projects of up to £10,000.

Grants will be awarded by a panel made up of representatives from Greater Manchester Police, Trafford Council and members of the Community Cohesion Forum

The closing date is 12pm Monday 18th June 2018.

Application Form and Guidance Notes can be found here:

If you require any further information please contact the Partnerships and Communities Team at partnershipsteam@trafford.gov.uk or 0161 912 1173

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