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.
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|
|Irlam and Cadishead||20,596||£21,275|
|Little Hulton and Walkden||35,886||£37,075|
|Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook||19,622||£20,275|
|Swinton and Pendlebury||36,365||£37,550|
Application forms must be submitted 21 days prior to the budget group meeting.
Irlam and Cadishead Budget Group:
Claremont and Weaste Budget Group:
The Claremont and Weaste Budget Group on the 24 March has been cancelled as all funding for the current financial year has been allocated.
East Salford Budget Group:
Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook Budget Group:
Ordsall and Langworthy Budget Group:
Swinton and Pendlebury Budget Group:
Little Hulton and Walkden Budget Group:
Eccles Budget Group:
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.
If you would like to influence how devolved budgets are spent in your area, please contact your neighbourhood team.
Visit the applying for funds page for information on what is available and application forms.
This page was last updated on 17 March 2020