Hard-working volunteers working in groups tackling hate-crime and victimisation could be rewarded with up to £120,000 in grants, Trafford Council announced this week.
A new Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme promoting equality in Trafford was launched on Wednesday at the Trafford Centre for Independent Living (CiL) in Sale, a move which the council says reaffirms its ‘commitment to the community’.
Executive Councillor for Safe and Strong Communities Jonathan Coupe said: "I am so pleased that CiL was able to host the launch.
“It is a brilliant advocate of promoting and advancing equality in our borough with an excellent track record of supporting deaf and disabled people to live independent and fulfilled lives.”
The Council is hoping to eliminate harassment and prejudice in the area and is particularly interested in eliminating health inequalities within vulnerable groups in Trafford.
This funding, in addition to the Neighbourhood Voluntary Sector Grants scheme means that Trafford has invested £320,000 into voluntary groups this year.
Mr Coupe said: "The Council is committed to supporting the community and voluntary sector in Trafford and all organisations and groups interested in applying for the grants scheme are invited to attend the launch event to find out more."
For further information, contact Trafford Council's Partnerships Team on 0161 912 4014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.