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 2020 to 2021, 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 2020 to 2021
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 and Pendlebury 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:

  • To be confirmed

Claremont and Weaste Budget Group:

Meetings for the Claremont and Weaste 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:

  • 2 March 2021, deadline 8 February 2021
  • 1 June 2021, deadline 10 May 2021
  • 7 September 2021, deadline 16 August 2021
  • 16 November 2021, deadline 25 October 2021

Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group:

  • To be confirmed

Ordsall and Langworthy Budget Group:

Meetings for the Ordsall and Langworthy 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:

  • 9 March 2021, deadline 15 February 2021
  • 11 May 2021, deadline 19 April 2021
  • 6 July 2021, deadline 14 June 2021
  • 14 September 2021, deadline 23 August 2021
  • 9 November 2021, deadline 18 October 2021

Little Hulton and Walkden Budget Group:

Meetings for the Little Hulton and Walkden 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 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 18 February 2021

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