Over the last 18 months there has been an in depth review of our Community Panel grant funding scheme. As a result THT is excited to announce that in the summer of 2017 we will be launching a new community investment programme aimed to:
Continue our commitment to investing in Trafford Communities. We promise to invest at least another £10 million over the next ten years.
Make the application process easier and simpler.
Deliver better customer service in the way we communicate with applicants and make payments.
Provide more than just money by providing you with the support of a community mentor or capacity builder to help you develop your project idea and demonstrate the difference it makes.
Be more accountable to the community and publish all successful applications.
Understand what will make the biggest difference to our communities to maximise the impact the money will have.
Our Community Panel Rounds have now come to an end and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who have supported the Panels over the last 11 years. Over 100 local volunteers have been involved in the Community Panels and they have distributed over £7.5M for community projects. Around 30 funding rounds have been held with 1500 projects receiving funding. We really could not have done this without the Community Panel Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Members.
Watch this space for more information about what's next.
In the meantime if you have a community activity which requires support please contact us. We are committed to continuing to support vital community projects throughout the changes which are taking place.
If you would like to find out more about the financial support we provide or the support our Capacity Builders and Community Mentors can offer to help you to develop and manage your community project then please contact us: Phone 0300 777 7777 or email Fay.Jackson@traffordhousingtrust.co.uk
We also hold drop in sessions on the first Friday of the month – please contact us for details.