Trafford Active Fund

The ability to stage some of the world’s biggest sports events has brought local and international recognition that Trafford is one of the best sport and leisure destinations in the world.With top class facilities, professional clubs and fantastic mass participation events, the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Trafford Council are working to harness and develop the many benefits that sport and physical activity can bring to local communities in Trafford.

The Trafford Active Fund is delivered in partnership with the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon and aims to build a long-lasting sport and physical activity legacy within Trafford , by getting residents more active, more often.

In addition to helping aspiring athletes achieve their sporting dreams, the fund will also look to help establish sustainable projects to combat inactivity in the borough.

The fund receives £1 from each entry into the two running events with the hope that recipients will one day be inspired to cross the finishing line on Talbot Road.
Grants will be awarded twice a year at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon (April) and the Manchester Half Marathon (October). The criteria for the funds and details of the application process can be found at the bottom of the page.


Giving aspiring athletes the opportunity to develop further is a key aim; from those just starting out to those who may already competing, regionally, nationally or internationally.
Funding is available to help promising and talented athletes who live in Trafford to realise their potential and progress in their chosen sport.
The fund could help them by supporting additional coaching, providing better quality equipment or helping towards travel costs.


Supporting organisations to encourage and enable more people to become involved in physical activity, sport and/or play, particularly those who are currently physically inactive, is key to the Trafford Active Fund.
Funding will be available to help projects which are already taking place in the community, with the aim of helping them to become sustainable and raise activity levels within the borough.


The Trafford Active Fund is proud to sponsor the Trafford Sports Awards, providing prizes for those judged to be doing great things for sport in the borough.
More information on the Trafford Sports Awards can be found HERE.
Applications for funding open on Monday 16th October 2017 and will close in February 2018. Grants will then be awarded at the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday 8th April 2018. Applications for the Trafford Active Fund are now closed and will reopen on Monday April 16th. You can apply for the grant here.

Further terms and conditions of applications will be posted here, alongside information on how to apply.

Any queries regarding the Trafford Active Fund, supported by Xtra Mile Events can be sent to: