Springboard Heroes 2022
Meet the finalists
During 2022, Salix Homes awarded grants totalling £32,927 to groups and projects across Salford that are making a difference in our communities.
Our Springboard community grant programme has provided much-needed cash injections to local projects that boost community spirit, promote health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and improve the environment.
We selected four outstanding finalists from the groups that received Springboard community funding in the past year, all of which provide huge benefits for the people of Salford.
Members of the public voted Manchester City Mission’s Family Food Fayre as their winner who received a £1,000 bonus grant for their project.
Our other worthy finalists each also received a bonus £100 grant from the Springboard fund.
And the winner is...
Manchester City Mission Family Food Fayre
Manchester City Mission is providing a lifeline for people living in poverty in Salford with their popular Family Food Fayre, which provides access to low-cost food and essentials.
As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, the organisation is supporting more and more people who are struggling to put food on the table.
Watch the video to see the moment our winners found out they’d won.
With huge congratulations to our runners up…
Bee Corner is creating a buzz in Salford after a neglected concrete space was transformed into a green haven for humans and honeybees in the heart of the city.
The project was launched in 2021 by Amber McCormack, also known as the ‘Bee Lady’, who wanted to create more opportunities for people to access nature, learn about the importance of bees, and help tackle the isolation that can come from urban living.
Salford Boxing Club
Members of Salford Boxing Club, based in Broughton, have come out fighting to help improve the mental and physical health of Salford residents.
The club aims to make regular exercise accessible to everyone, no matter their circumstances and supports a wide range of people through exercise, including people with disabilities and those struggling with their mental health.
Seedley & Langworthy in Bloom
The green-fingered volunteers at Seedley and Langworthy in Bloom are on a mission to brighten up Salford with their floral displays.
Every year, an army of volunteers give up their time to plant thousands of bulbs and flowers along the streets, walkways and roadsides in a one square mile area across Seedley and Langworthy.