Devolved budgets

Salford City Council is committed to involving local people in decisions about the city. One example of this is the devolved budgets which are allocated to local communities.

In 2021 to 2022, £250,000 has been allocated across the eight neighbourhoods, by head of the population, where decisions are made on how the budget should be spent.

Each neighbourhood elects a sub-group from among its members. They assess applications and make recommendations/decisions about how the funding should be spent. Budget sub-groups include local residents and local councillors. They discuss ways in which the funding could best be used to improve health outcomes for the local population and may approve, refuse or request further information in relation to funding applications.

Neighbourhood allocations

The table below shows the amounts of funding devolved to each community committee:

Community committee Budget 2022 to 2023
Claremont, Weaste and Seedley £27,335
Eccles, Barton and Winton £27,510
Cadishead and Lower Irlam, Higher Irlam and Peel Green £25,000
East Salford £41,761
The Quays, Ordsall, Pendleton and Charlestown £31,844
Little Hulton, Walkden North and Walkden South £36,685
Worsley and Westwood Park, Boothstown and Ellenbrook £22,767
Swinton and Pendlebury £37,094
Total £250,000

Dates for the budget groups

Application forms must be submitted 21 days prior to the budget group meeting.

Cadishead and Lower Irlam, Higher Irlam and Peel Green Budget Group:

Date Time Venue Deadline for applications
Tuesday 15 November 2022 4.30pm Microsoft Teams Tuesday 25 October 2022
Tuesday 17 January 2023 4.30pm Microsoft Teams Tuesday 20 December 2022
Tuesday 21 March 2023 4.30pm Microsoft Teams Tuesday 28 February 2023

Claremont, Weaste and Seedley Budget Group:

Meetings for the Claremont, Weaste and Seedley Budget Group are not taking place at the moment. Applications are instead being dealt with by email in order of urgency. Applications can be submitted at any time.

East Salford Budget Group:

Date and time of meeting Deadline for applications
Tuesday 10 January 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 20 December 2022
Tuesday 14 March 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 21 February 2023
Tuesday 16 May 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 25 April 2023
Tuesday 5 September 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 15 August 2023
Tuesday 7 November 2023, 4pm to 5.30pm Tuesday 17 October 2023

Worsley and Westwood Park, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group:

Meetings for the Worsley and Westwood Park, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group are not taking place at the moment. Applications are instead being dealt with by email in order of urgency. Applications can be submitted at any time.

The Quays, Ordsall, Pendleton and Charlestown Budget Group:

Meetings for The Quays, Ordsall, Pendleton and Charlestown Budget Group are not taking place at the moment. Applications are instead being dealt with by email in order of urgency. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Swinton and Pendlebury Budget Group:

Date and time of meeting Deadline for applications
Thursday 12 January 2023, 11am to 12.30pm Thursday 22 December 2022
Thursday 2 March 2023, 11am to 12.30pm Thursday 9 February 2023
Thursday 18 May 2023, 11am to 12.30pm Thursday 27 April 2023
Thursday 28 September 2023, 11am to 12.30pm Thursday 7 September 2023
Thursday 23 November 2023, 11am to 12.30pm Thursday 2 November 2023

Little Hulton, Walkden North and Walkden South Budget Group:

Meetings for the Little Hulton, Walkden North and Walkden South Budget Group are not taking place at the moment. Applications are instead being dealt with by email in order of urgency. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Eccles, Barton and Winton Budget Group: 

  • To be confirmed

Devolved highways budgets

In addition to the community committee devolved budgets, a further £50,000 per year funding for highways and transport improvements is devolved to each community committee. This gives local people an opportunity to have a say on highways improvements and road safety in their areas.

Getting involved

If you would like to influence how devolved budgets are spent in your area, please contact your neighbourhood team.

Applying for funds

Visit the applying for funds page for information on what is available and application forms.

This page was last updated on 23 November 2022

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