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 2021 to 2022
Claremont, Weaste and Seedley £27,359
Eccles, Barton and Winton £28,390
Cadishead and Lower Irlam, Higher Irlam and Peel Green £25,047
East Salford £41,448
The Quays, Ordsall, Pendleton and Charlestown £30,815
Little Hulton, Walkden North and Walkden South £36,831
Worsley and Westwood Park, Boothstown and Ellenbrook £22,815
Swinton and Pendlebury £37,295
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:

  • To be confirmed

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:

  • 16 November 2021, 4pm (Microsoft Teams)

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:

  • Tuesday 9 November 2021, 10.30am (Microsoft Teams)

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 15 September 2021

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