Criminals Help The People Of Salford!

Posted on Saturday 5th March 2016

Criminals Help The People Of Salford!

Recently Greater Manchester Police invested the cash amount of £19,000 into the community of Winton, Salford. It is all part of the ‘Community Piggy Bank’ scheme, run by Greater Manchester Police Salford Division, to share out money confiscated from offenders through the Proceeds of Crime Act.

 The money set aside was applied for in sums of up to the £1,500 and cheques were passed to the winning bidders to invest in their local group or community activity. Successful applicants had to attend the Community Piggy Bank event held in late Feb at St Patrick’s School, New Lane, Winton, to present their pitch for the public to vote for their favourite bids for a slice of the funding pot.

 Salford Division, Programme Challenger, Danny Marshall told Salford City Radio “This was a fantastic event which was attended by almost 200 members of the community. Twenty seven organisations attended and pitched. It was a fantastic atmosphere and through this event organisations were able to network too and find out how they could work with each other. It has been a fabulous day highlighting Salford’s best qualities and showing us how fabulous the people of Salford are.”

 New Beginnings Coffee Mornings, Winton Coordinator Christine Barker was very pleased in receiving the full amount of £1,150 funding requested “It Is such a relief to get this. It is normally very stressful trying to find funding and then having to go through a process where you have to wait for months. This is great. You come and do your pitch, wait to see if people vote for you and get an answer on the same day. We feel we have been given a stamp of approval by the people of Salford.

 In the recent past Greater Manchester Police have also thrown open their popular Community Piggy Bank event in other Salford areas including Broughton, Ordsall and Little Hulton. If you are an established or new non-profit making organisation you could be eligible to apply for funding. Below is a list of some of the recently successful organisations:

 Young at Heart £775.00

Salford Action for Autism £1047.00

St Patricks high School Enterprise Group £250.00

St Patricks Catering Department £600.00

Parkwyddn JFC £1,500

Sing & Play £94.18

Westwood Smarties £1,410.00

Salford Harriers £1,500.00

New Beginnings £1,155.00

St Patricks High School Music Department £800.00

St Patrick High Schools Duke  of Edinburgh  Group £869.80

Gilberts Guardians £1,299.75

Eccles Girls Group £1,299.75

Monaco Morris Dancers £1,299.75

Eccles RFC £1,299.75

Generation Foundation £1,299.75

Together Forever £1,299.75 (joint 10th)

It is thought the next event will possibly be after April. If you would like to find out which area the next Piggy Bank will be taking place keep connected to our website and keep listening to Salford City Radio for community announcements.

You  can also find out more and how to apply by visiting  or email   or write to Pendleton Police Station Meryick Road, M6 5JA  for more information or to be put on a mailing list. You can also call 0161 856 5102  for more information.

Coverage of the last event was broadcast on Salford City Radio 12pm Monday February 29th .You can listen to it on our podcast for up to 3 weeks from that date, by simply scrolling to the relevantly dated and timed podcast on the  following link 

If you are an organisation who would like coverage of your event or would like to come on a show at Salford City Radio contact us on  or call 0161 793 2939

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