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 2019 to 2020, 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 2019 to 2020
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:

  • 8 September 2020, deadline 18 August 2020

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 September 2020, deadline 10 August 2020
  • 11 November 2020, deadline 21 October 2020

Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group:

  • 3 September 2020, deadline 14 August 2020
  • 5 November 2020, deadline 16 October 2020

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:

  • 7 September 2020, deadline 17 August 2020
  • 2 November 2020, deadline 12 October 2020

Little Hulton and Walkden Budget Group:

  • 14 September 2020, deadline 24 August 2020
  • 9 November 2020, deadline 19 October 2020

Eccles Budget Group: 

  • 11 September 2020, deadline 21 August 2020
  • 13 November 2020, deadline 23 October 2020

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 16 July 2020

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