If you need information on the local area, support for your voluntary or charity organisation or need pointing in the right direction for funding, this may be a good place for you to start. Below you will find links to the websites of organisations that we have found particularly useful and supportive.

Local Issues

A group of local Urmston residents who are strongly opposed to the proposal of the Barton Renewable Energy Plant on the grounds of the negative impact it will have on the local community.

An independent, voluntary pressure group who's aim is to protect and promote the founding values of the NHS. Currently campaigning against proposed reforms which will put your NHS at risk.

Local Government, Council & Town Sites

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority(GMCA) is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.

The website for all of Trafford's local services.

The website for Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme.

The Urmston Partnership is a not-for profit organisation made up of town centre businesses, residents, community groups and local organisations. The aim of the partnership is to promote Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme as a great place to live, work and play.

Support for Community/Charity Organisations (Including possible sources of funding)

Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) is the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector support and development organisation covering the Greater Manchester city region.

NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society.

Other Useful Resources

Spread the word about your nonprofit’s mission, engage new supporters, fund raise in more ways online—do all this and more when you join Google for Nonprofits.

If you're in need of support, search the network to be connected with a professional life coach or NLP practitioner.

Online software for creating free basic surveys.

Steegle offers help and advice regarding Google products.

Redirect your naked domain (your web address without the www) to your www address for free. Simply add an A record to @ If you are hosting your website with Google, you will need a domain host which supports CNAME and A record redirects at the same time. We currently use Fasthosts.