Trafford Housing Trust Social Investment

(Registered Charity No: GB-COH-04831118)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers
Sole supporter: 40% by number, 26% by value.
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National Lottery38%33%
The Henry Smith Charity31%17%
Co-operative Group30%22%
Lloyds Bank Foundation30%21%
BBC Children in Need22%13%
Garfield Weston Foundation18%14%
Macc17%11%
Comic Relief17%8%
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation16%8%
Cheshire Community Foundation12%8%
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In this period they've made 63 significant donations to registered charities totalling £2,126,357

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
27/02/2020 £6,874 Timperley Amateur Boxing Club 1? We want to repeat the successful holiday club we ran during August 2019. This was holiday hunger club. It was a good club for the children and many attendees have continued to attend the club. The children progressed quickly over the three week holiday period we did last summer due to attending daily. We as were quite surprised at the need for food to be provided for the children during the school holidays and how hungry they were. The club would be Easter Holidays for 2 weeks May Holidays for 2 weeks August Holidays for 4 weeks.
18/02/2020 £9,503 LifeShare 4? The service operates from 7am to 9am, every Saturday and Sunday morning from Limelight in Stretford. On an average weekend morning, we will serve 50-60 cooked breakfasts (bacon, sausage, egg, beans and tomatoes), and provide cereal, toast, tea, coffee and biscuits to those in need – all free of charge. That’s around 5,000-6,000 breakfasts a year.
14/02/2020 £6,250 Out There 3? We are a charity based in Trafford that wants to improve its capacity to support the family of those in prison and learn more from the work it does by improving its approach to monitoring and evaluation.
03/02/2020 £35,750 Partington Old School Hall 1? Our community building is over 100 years old and used to be the hub of Partington for educational needs at this time. We therefore need to bring this up to date to accommodate and make more environmentally and disabled friendly which is acceptable in our current climate.
28/01/2020 £17,500 Kelsall PPG 1? Contribution towards new Wellbeing Hub, to be attached to new-build NHS Medical Centre in village of Kelsall, Cheshire
07/01/2020 £100,000 Everyone Can 7? to help us continue to deliver our services for disabled children and adults in Trafford and in particular, our gaming service. This will include funding the Community Engagement and Fundraising Officer’s role and contribute to the costs of our centre where we are building a community of disabled gamers supported by local volunteers.
05/12/2019 £9,650 Sickle Cell Care Manchester 1? raise awareness of the need for blood donations from the Afro-Caribbean community, and of the need to be screened for carrying SCD. This will lead to increased blood donations from this community and increased screening
05/12/2019 £53,189 Pure Insight 6? Insightful Mentoring Programme into Trafford. 1:1 support to care leavers
29/11/2019 £40,000 MASH 7? Outreach – On foot into Manchester City Centre engaging with women who are begging, rough sleeping and at risk of becoming entrenched in poverty. We know patterns of begging are leading to sex work to ‘top up’ income, and/or female rough sleepers being controlled or coerced into sex working. Drop-in centre / Activities – Each week day, we provide a safe, non-judgemental space where women can have their immediate needs met e.g. access to caseworker one-to-one support, condoms, needle exchange and sexual health screenings. We also want to develop our drop-in sessions so women can engage in activities to boost wellbeing and self-esteem.
28/11/2019 £86,060 Groundwork MSSTT 6? to support the establishment and first 2 years operation of a ‘Working Wardrobe’ shop based at Stretford Mall in Trafford, with the majority of items in the shop provided free of charge from retail businesses – including slight seconds, end of line stock or returned items -or through donations of good quality second hand items collected through donation drives within GM businesses and organisations. The service beneficiaries will be unemployed GM residents or people on low wage and still in receipt of benefits – primarily from Trafford but open to all –who have secured a job interview, and are referred to the project by approved referral agencies.
20/11/2019 £4,960 Altrincham FC Community Sports Ltd 1? to deliver free football / multi sport sessions for the children and young people in Broomwood. The project will be aimed at children and young people aged 8-14 years old and will aim to tackle anti social behaviour, provide opportunities to participate in physical activity and engage with the coaches who can act as mentors to the young people.
18/11/2019 £49,900 Friends of Victoria Park 1? We want to build a social enterprise in Victoria Park comprising a café, and community room with profits from sales and rental covering running costs and a programme of activities aimed at tackling poverty and inequality
21/10/2019 £3,653 Bridging the Gap 1? Provision of food parcels for marginalised Trafford residents experiencing food poverty
17/10/2019 £100,000 Sale Moor Community Partnership 1? for the installation of the NEST (Nurture, Empower, Strengthen, Trust) modular building together with the operational and running costs including a tapered revenue application to the National Lottery to employ a Project Manager to enable a quicker path to sustainability than if delivered by a volunteer management team as currently achieved at SMCP.
09/08/2019 £97,172 GREATER MANCHESTER YOUTH NETWORK 7? Trafford Transitions is a new two-year programme that will engage 80 care leavers aged 16-25 to take part in social action activities, life skills training and employability workshops across Trafford. The programme will be co-designed with young people and target those young people who are most at risk.
31/07/2019 £27,400 THE COUNSELLING AND FAMILY CENTRE, ALTRINCHAM 6? To extend our counselling support for whole family groups and expand this support into the north of the borough, allowing us to support an additional 100 people through family therapy.
30/07/2019 £3,000 Hidden Altrincham Festival CIO 1? 3 days a week for 4 weeks, creative arts classes with lunch
26/07/2019 £3,525 Timperley Amateur Boxing Club 1? Coaches for boxing/fun&games and food for 4 weeks
22/07/2019 £10,000 GROUNDWORK MANCHESTER SALFORD STOCKPORT TAMESIDE AND TRAFFORD 6? Holiday youth club – 5 days a week (9-5) for 4 weeks. Activities, breakfast and lunch
30/06/2019 £9,204 ALTRINCHAM BAPTIST CHURCH 1? We seek to run a two year pilot delivering a free CAP Life Skills Service to both existing and past debt clients to enhance the current service we offer as well as support other local residents of Altrincham who have not accessed the Debt Service.
30/06/2019 £68,360 SEED STUDIOS 2? The organisation has identified the need to invest in leadership, and a cohesive plan for sustainability and increased capacity. The funding applied for will enable the appointment of a Creative Director to implement and oversee the progression of an 18 -24 month development plan; and a Team Leader to support and grow core community development work.
25/06/2019 £4,700 ST JOHN'S CENTRE 4? 4 week Summer school – staff costs, activities, food
31/05/2019 £84,530 TRAFFORD DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES 4? We will recruit and employ a Full Time Specialist Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker who will provide person centred support, targeted at their specific and individual needs and that lasts as long as the family needs it and not curtailed by time limited funding restrictions.
30/04/2019 £87,675 THE PROUD TRUST LTD 15? Our ambition is to demolish our single-storey building, which is in a state of disrepair, and replace it with a flagship 3-storey building, and roof garden, which will be able to support triple the number of Greater Manchester residents than it does now - 50,000 in total every year. We are asking for help to rebuild as well as to fund an outreach programme of 15 events across Trafford to raise awareness of the Centre and how it can help LGBT+ people in Trafford.
28/03/2019 £27,189 UNITED RESPONSE 2? We wish to provide a supported employment service for people with learning disabilities, autism/aspergers and/or mental health needs within Trafford whose needs are not being met by other organisations. Our job coach will support these individuals to develop self-confidence and employability skills and help them to find volunteer places, work experience and, ultimately, paid employment.
22/03/2019 £46,724 TRAFFORD DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES 4? Workshops and 1:1 session for children and young people at risk or already experienceing domestic abuse.
11/03/2019 £8,000 The Bread and Butter Thing 3? The TBBT model always aims to be sustainable and asks for support in the first year of expansion into a new community hub. We are six months into embedding our partnership in with SMCP and need further help to get us to the point of being able to be sustainable.
28/02/2019 £59,349 THE TOY HOUSE 2? Over the last 18 months we have identified an increased demand in the need to offer work experience to volunteers who have additional and/or complex needs. We have been approached by a parent, colleges, an autistic charity and The Department of Work and Pensions who are very keen for us to help with giving volunteering opportunities to disabled adults and disabled young people about to leave college.
09/01/2019 £9,700 Friends of Stretford Public Hall the restoration of the Stretford Public Hall's main ballroom, and other community rooms and associated areas. In its current condition, the Ballroom’s use is limited – it is currently unsuitable for the cultural events the community would love to see return to the building.
31/10/2018 £100,000 Timperley Amateur Boxing Club 1? The building features that are needed to take Timperley Community Boxing Club into the future: • Floor space for boxing training • The floor space to be ¼ - ¾ divided to be used as a when for possible dance / yoga sessions / community use • Sufficient space to hold boxing shows / competitions (thus drawing the community together) • Viewing area for public and parents. • Small equipped kitchenette • Male / Female / Disabled Toilets, showers and changing facilities. • Storage area • Separate Weights area • 1 large boxing ring • Larger floor space for training and other community groups to use (approx 160sqm) • 15 bags • Suitable car parking
31/10/2018 £79,349 Talk Listen Change (TLC) 6? Our project will develop our work with women who use violence in their intimate relationships and expand our pilot of behaviour change work across Trafford and then Greater Manchester.
31/10/2018 £48,612 GROUNDWORK MANCHESTER SALFORD STOCKPORT TAMESIDE AND TRAFFORD 6? The Achievement Coaches mentoring programme provides early intervention support to young people at risk of underachieving.The project aims to provide personalised support to young people so that they achieve a ‘positive personal progression’ and/or ‘positive learning progression’.
31/10/2018 £10,000 EVERYONE CAN 7? We want to bring groups of disabled children and their friends to our centre in Sale, to have fun playing computer games adapted to their needs.
15/10/2018 £8,175 Hidden Altrincham Festival CIO 1? to expand what we offer to Autistic kids by providing 3 classes including the original animation class that is self funding, a new animation class and starting a new class, entitled Technically Brilliant.
30/09/2018 £36,236 Lords Taverners 5? Wicketz is a community cohesion programme which uses cricket as a catalyst to change the lives of 8- 16 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds in Trafford, Gorton and Salford. Through regular cricket delivery and targeted personal development sessions, we aim to empower young people to think and behave more positively in their social, home and school lives.
30/09/2018 £10,000 Kingsway Church 1? We will employ a debt counselling manager to support individuals and families with a debt problem.
30/09/2018 £44,368 G-FORCE 1? Three years ago G-Force were commissioned to run a project in Altrincham, Sale and the surround area called 'Talentmatch'. This is a nationwide project that offered intense support to Young people (aged 18 to 24) who are long term unemployed and distant from employment. This support could last up to 18 months and aimed to get them into a job and help them keep it. This project comes to an end in November.
08/08/2018 £8,000 The Bread and Butter Thing 3? offering a family food parcel membership scheme. It is sourced by TBBT and supported by the volunteers of SMCP.
06/08/2018 £8,442 The Counselling and Family Centre (CFC) 6? to improve access to our well-used community café and lounge for wheelchair and pushchair users and to improve the appearance of the outside seating area.
06/08/2018 £8,351 Manchester Camerata 4? Manchester Camerata wants to extend our ‘Music in Mind’ programme into Trafford, working in two care settings to deliver a unique music therapy based which will improve the wellbeing of 50+ people with dementia.
31/07/2018 £10,000 YHA 1? The project will provide 125 children and their families from Trafford with the opportunity to take a 2 day YHA break. Breaks will be available to children in local Schools who cannot afford a school residential and are eligible for pupil premium. As well as local families facing challenging circumstances (e.g. poverty. unemployment, domestic violence, disability, life- limiting illness, bereavement) with a particular focus on Trafford Housing Trust's residents.
31/07/2018 £39,556 42ND STREET - COMMUNITY BASED RESOURCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER STRESS 9? Gift Shop offers young people aged 16- 25 in the local community the opportunity to explore ideas around wellbeing, what makes them feel good and how this can be translated into developing self- care and gifts for themselves and others. Young people will take part in a series of workshops across locations in Trafford and will create a Trafford Gift Shop; a pop up shop/ stall full of useful and beautiful handmade goods on offer to the public all with the aim of improving wellbeing. The project will also offer more intensive skills development to a self- selecting core froup of young people over the two years.
31/07/2018 £71,400 THE CYRIL FLINT VOLUNTEERING CHARITY 4? New pilot service Profile raising For the next 12 months we want to trial a new project in Trafford, in effect a restructuring of our approach, focussing on one geographical area per quarter, starting with Sale and working our way around Trafford. As we currently only have two paid members of staff, we are keen to utilise their time as much as possible to make our service delivery as efficient and effective as possible.
31/05/2018 £39,712 SALE MOOR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP LIMITED 1? The Sale Moor Community Partnership needs to develop as a charity into a post Norris Road development organisation. The charity now has a clearer understanding of the possible impacts of the withdrawal of current commissions from Trafford Housing Trust for a one-stop service and the final timescale decision about the developments progress (now Easter 2020). The most significant elements of the current projects at the charity will now necessarily need to be volunteer driven and led. The charity feels that it can continue to achieve that to a large degree with the addition of a volunteer and partnership co-ordinator to develop local volunteers, groups and projects to support existing services and develop new ones. The coordinator will also act as a partnership development worker for SMCP with the aim of creating a thriving representative charity with a volunteer led approach to community needs pre and post development of the Norris Road parade.
30/04/2018 £10,000 STRETFORD FOODBANK 1? We are three community groups working together with one purpose- to serve our community when in times of need and crisis.
30/04/2018 £99,922 HOME-START TRAFFORD AND SALFORD 4? providing consistent one-to-one support for new parents at risk of social isolation and poor mental health who would otherwise have to cope with the huge changes of parenthood alone.
20/04/2018 £50,000 Friends of Stretford Public Hall Expand core team to include a part time General manage and volunteer coordinator.
18/04/2018 £9,975 Redeeming Our Communities 4? ROC+COACH Community Mentoring, is a scheme which seeks to provide an early intervention mentoring scheme for young people and families.
16/04/2018 £9,800 Seed Studios 2? This project aims to develop operational capacity in the organisation to make best use of the volunteers, premises and equipment that we have at our disposal. We aim to do this by recruiting a part-time coordinator to manage the activities set out in the purposes of our Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO registration 1172658). 
31/03/2018 £25,000 Golden Centre of Opportunities 4? We need support in creating Sustainability, with creative ideas. We would then gain the tools to become sustainable. Our project is the activities we run at our Centre.
31/03/2018 £48,113 GORSE HILL STUDIOS CREATIVE COMMUNITY 2? Employment of 2 staff to deliver alternative creative education to a minimum of 22 young people.
31/03/2018 £100,000 PURE INSIGHT 1628 6? Extend Insightful Mentoring Programme into Trafford. 1:1 support to care leavers.
31/10/2017 £54,800 The Counselling and Family Centre (CFC) 6? 3 year project to Increase capacity and extend geography of family counselling and establish data for comissioning
28/02/2017 £10,771 Broadheath Community Association 2? £500,000 has been made available for the building of a Community Centre in Broadheath. Planning application has been approved and the commencement of building is imminent. Broadheath Community Association will have the management responsibility for the management and upkeep of the Community Centre. The £500,000 is intended to be used for capital purposes and is a section 106 provision.
28/02/2017 £10,914 St Johns Centre 4? To date, our Strategic Youth Engagement Project has set up a Strategic Youth Partnership for Old Trafford to: • Bring together a wide range of statutory, voluntary and faith organisations involved in youth provision; • Identify gaps in youth provision; • Engage with and support organisations to provide effective services in partnership.
31/10/2016 £18,720 THE TOY HOUSE 1? Support, toy hire, equipment, organised stay & plan facilities
31/10/2016 £14,588 G-FORCE 1? Establishing a new youth club in Altrincham
31/10/2016 £13,035 THE TOY HOUSE 1? Support, toy hire, equipment, organised stay & plan facilities
31/10/2016 £12,255 THE TOY HOUSE 1? Support, toy hire, equipment, organised stay & plan facilities
31/05/2016 £10,054 G-FORCE 1? To deliver 10 Summer community Fun days and 10 winter indoor activities in Oldfield Brow, Broomwood, Broadheath, the Grange and Pownall Road. Target 2000+ attendees We have delivered these activities for a number of years now and they have become a central feature of community life in these areas
30/11/2015 £10,578 HENSHAWS SOCIETY FOR BLIND PEOPLE 5? Our vision is to provide an eye clinic liaison service at Altrincham Hospital for 2.5 days a week, offering both practical and emotional support to improve the emotional wellbeing of people who are newly diagnosed with sight loss and those who are returning to the eye clinic for on-going treatment.
31/05/2015 £14,028 G-FORCE 1? to deliver 12 summer holiday Fundays ( that each target 100+ attendees) and 12 winter indoor activities (that each target 60+ attendees). These would be delivered in Oldfield Brow, Broomwood, Broadheath & the Grange equally. In fact they have helped us all work together, grow together & learn off each other.
31/05/2015 £11,786 THE TOY HOUSE 1? To fund a support worker to develop services for the benefit of disabled children and their families to reduce social isolation through peer and specialist professional support. To increase integration between people of different ages and abilities and provide volunteering oppertunities to disabled adults
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