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 2018 to 2019, approximately £1.03 per head of the population is allocated to each community committee where decisions are made on how the budget should be spent.

Each community committee elects a sub-group from among its members. They assess applications and make recommendations 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. Recommendations are then taken to the community committee for elected members to approve, refuse or request further information in relation to funding applications.

Area allocations

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

Community committee Population Budget 2018 to 2019
Claremont and Weaste 22,782 £23,525
Eccles 36,300 £37,500
Irlam and Cadishead 20,596 £21,275
East Salford 40,784 £42,125
Ordsall Langworthy 29,705 £30,675
Little Hulton and Walkden 35,886 £37,075
Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook 19,622 £20,275
Swinton 36,365 £37,550
Total 242,040 £250,000

Dates for the budget groups

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

Irlam and Cadishead Budget Group:

  • 5 September 2019, deadline 15 August 2019 

Claremont and Weaste Budget Group:

  • 23 July 2019, deadline 26 June 2019
  • 24 September 2019, deadline 3 September 2019
  • 26 November 2019, deadline 5 November 2019
  • 28 January 2020, deadline 7 January 2020       

East Salford Budget Group:

  • 3 September 2019, deadline 13 August 2019
  • 12 November 2019, deadline 22 October 2019

Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group:

  • 16 May 2019, deadline 25 April 2019
  • 4 July 2019, deadline 14 June 2019
  • 5 September 2019, deadline 16 August 2019
  • 7 November 2019, deadline 18 October 2019

Ordsall and Langworthy Budget Group:

  • 10 June 2019, deadline 24 May 2019
  • 5 August 2019, deadline 12 July 2019
  • 14 October 2019, deadline 20 September 2019
  • 9 December 2019, deadline 15 November 2019

Swinton and Pendlebury Budget Group:

  • 1 July 2019, deadline 10 June 2019
  • 2 September 2019, deadline 12 August 2019
  • 4 November 2019, deadline 14 October 2019

Little Hulton and Walkden Budget Group:

  • 8 July 2019, deadline 18 June 2019
  • 9 September 2019, deadline 21 August 2019
  • 11 November 2019, deadline 22 October 2019
  • 9 December 2019, deadline 19 November 2019

Eccles Budget Group: 

  • 12 July 2019, deadline 21 June 2019
  • 13 September 2019, deadline 23 August 2019
  • 8 November 2019, deadline 18 October 2019

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 12 June 2019

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