Organisations throughout Trafford are being encouraged to apply for a share of £600,000 of grant funding to create initiatives to help the borough recover from the impact that Covid has had on residents over the last 20 months.

Groups eligible for the funds must support a number of key areas to aid financial, mental, physical and social recovery from the pandemic.

These include helping children and young people to get the skills, knowledge and attitude to thrive ; supporting residents to live independently by ensuring they get the most from and maximise their incomes ; helping residents to becoming more resilient to changes in personal circumstances, and helping them to  feel more connected with their local community by providing local amenities and cultural and social opportunities.

Medium recovery grants can provide organisations with between £5,000 and £25,000 funding, while large grants can provide between £25,000 and £100,000 of funding.

Larry Gold, Chief Executive at Trafford Housing Trust, said: “We will all have seen this week the huge increase in Covid cases in Trafford and now, more than ever, residents need help and support to get through another challenging period.  This is a great opportunity for local organisations to galvanise their local knowledge and collective expertise, and design projects that best respond to the needs of our communities.”

Organisations can find get more information and apply by visiting or by emailing . 

Applications for large grants close on 4th November and 29th November for medium grants.