We have an opportunity to put funds back in to certain areas of Greater Manchester using money seized from criminals.
ARIS, which stands for the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme, gives us the opportunity to use money we’ve taken from criminals (or that they have had to pay back once they’ve been convicted of doing something illegal) to help communities.
It’s all part of our commitment to working together, listening to our communities and sharing information to tackle the issues that matter most to you.
Tackling antisocial behaviour
We are absolutely committed to tackling antisocial behaviour across Greater Manchester, and we’ve listened when you’ve told us that it’s something you care about too.
Our scheme “Giving Back” is an opportunity for people like you to help us give the money to the individuals, organisations and groups that can help tackle antisocial behaviour in your community.
In Old Trafford (Clifford) we understand the importance of how an area looks and the challenges local residents can sometimes face when it comes to environmental antisocial behaviour. Having a clean, litter free and pleasant environment to live in makes people feel safer, builds pride in the area and is proven to reduce antisocial behaviour.
Working alongside Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust and One Trafford, GMP wants to invest in community-led projects that will lead to sustainable changes in Old Trafford. These projects will do this by improving buildings, streets, alleyways and parks or encouraging other residents to take positive action and be responsible.
Do you have an idea for a great project that could help improve the local environment to reduce anti-social behaviour in Old Trafford (Clifford)?
Are you already part of a group that aims to tackle the issue but you need more funding to continue or develop your work?
We have £10,000 available, for applications up to a maximum of £2,000 (minimum of £500).
How to apply
The application process has two steps.
First, there’s a short application form to fill in:
The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 5th March.
If your project meets the eligibility criteria (i.e. the project will deliver environmental improvements that reduce anti-social behaviour in Old Trafford within proportionate financial resources), you will be invited to an event to pitch your idea to local residents who will vote for the project(s) they want to see go ahead.
You must be able to attend this event.
The event will give you the opportunity to showcase your idea to the community, recruit volunteers and new members and meet other local groups to share resources, build relationships and new ideas.
For more information on “Giving Back” in Trafford (Clifford) or to submit an electronic application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper applications can be picked up & dropped off at the following location;
Safer Communities Team, Stretford Police Station, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0UX
Dave Esdaille, St. Johns Centre, St. Johns Road, Manchester M16 7GX
We’re also holding a support day to assist applicants – pop along to Limelight, Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, St. Brides Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9NW on Tuesday 20th February between 12.30pm and 1.30pm for help with the process.
Applications close midnight on 5th March 2018, after which a public event will be held for those who are successful at the application process to pitch their idea to the public:
10am-12pm Saturday 24th March at Limelight, Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, St. Brides Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9NW