Across Greater Manchester, there is a clear recognition of the importance of walking to population scale change in physical activity and there is widespread understanding of the critical role of walking - for leisure, for travel and for everyday activity.
Altrincham Community Response Hub have set up a walking buddy scheme to build walking confidence. If you (or anyone you know) would like a chat on a gentle walk from their home or help in building confidence to get back out again, this could is a great opportunity.
GM Walking has given grants to nearly 90 local voluntary and community groups with the aim of getting Greater Manchester walking. They offered the grants to support a huge range of activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or to increase the amount they regularly walk. Almost half of the successful applications were from organisations based in the most deprived 20% of the region.
They gave a total of £19,493 to five organisations across Trafford, including to: