Your community, your say, join your local Bury TRA today

1. What is a Tenants and Residents Association (TRA)?

2. Why should I get involved?

3. List of local TRAs

4. How to start a tenants group

What is a TRA?

A Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) is group of local volunteers who work together to make positive changes in their area, create community spirit and improve resident's quality of life. 

Why should I get involved?

Are you passionate about where you live? Then why not set up or join your local TRA to:

● Share ideas and work in partnership with Six Town Housing and other agencies to make improvements to local services.

● Attend and help organise social events and activities (such as youth clubs, gardening schemes, clean up days, etc), which can be a great way to get to know your neighbours and improve community spirit.

● Bid for funding to make improvements to your community.

● Gain fantastic work experience, learn new skills and gain a sense of satisfaction through volunteering

“Since our community have come together to tackle local problems, we have seen marked improvements on our estate. Our committee gets together at our lively and friendly meetings to address any issues, organise community events and to make our estate an enjoyable place to live. My neighbours are now new friends and we have a strong community spirit which we intend to keep.”

List of Local TRAs

If you would like to set up or get involved with your local TRA, please contact our Tenant Engagement Team by calling 0161 686 8000 or email:

If you are a group and not on this list, or you want to provide an address or website, please let us know and we will update our listing.


Chesham Fold TRA / Community Centre / Food Pantry

Chesham Fold Road, 89 Chesham Fold Road, Bury, BL9 6JZ | email : | Facebook 

Seedfield TRA

Chair: Gary Hardman


Topping Fold TRA / Community Centre / Food Bank / B:easties Youth Club

Topping Fold Community Centre, Topping Fold Road, Bury, BL9 7NG


Brandlesholme TRA / Community Centre / Food Bank / Clothes Bank

Brandlesholme Community Centre, Brandlesholme Road, BL8 1HS

email  Facebook | 0161 797 7366

Woodhill TRA

Chair: Sarah Edwards

email: / Facebook

Peachment Place TRA

Kemp Heaton Ave, Bury BL9 9GQ

Chair: Leonard Quinn / email:


Chapelfield TRA

Chapelfield, Radcliffe, M26 1JH

Corrie Gardeners Community Group

Coronation Gardens, Radcliffe

Email Tina Harrison

Waverley Place Community Social Group

50 School St, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 3AN

Chair: Ann Lock / Email:

Moorfield Residents Group 

Contact Debbie Standring 

Prestwich and Whitefield

Victoria Youth and Community Charity

Victoria Community Centre, Charles Street, Whitefield | Website | Facebook | Dean Hamer (Chair) 0161 766 3748

Top o'th Fields and Welcomb Walk TRA

Whitefield Manchester M45 7FA 

Chair: Jacqueline Jordan-Stoles / email:


How to start a tenants group

We help groups get off the ground and provide support along the way with advice, free training, DBS checks. Please contact us for help and guidance.


All TRAs are required to have a constitution. A constitution is a basic set of rules that TRAs must have to be recognised and to apply for funding. It covers the aims of a group and gives guidance on how a group will operate. Help will be given to new groups to develop a constitution. Click here to view our model constitution.


Six Town Housing provides funding to help constituted groups with day-to-day running costs, for example photocopying, stationery, postage, venue hire, travel expenses and refreshments.

Community Grant - We have a Community Grant that groups can apply to, for community projects that benefit our tenants or communities. Informal groups, eg gardening groups can also apply for this grant for small scale projects. Click here for a Community Grant application form. Click here for the Community Grant Guidance Notes. 

Transformation Fund - In 2022/23 we had a one-off Transformation Fund for community groups, faith groups, charities and schools to apply for projects that helped transform and have a positive lasting impact on our neighbourhoods and tenants. Here is a list of projects that were awarded funding:

  • Victoria Youth Club activities and equipment
  • Development of Chesham Food Pantry
  • IT equipment, outside gym exercise equipment and food bank shelving at Topping Fold Community Centre, Bury
  • Outdoor seating for Peachment Place communal garden
  • Roof repairs of Trinity Baptist Church that hosts an advice / breakfast drop-in
  • Outdoor garden furniture for Waverley Place communal garden
  • Winter warmer project and warm hub for Bury FGRS Community Group
  • ‘Hear Me Roar’ youth project by Liv’s Trust
  • ESOL & cooking project at Radcliffe Market Hall
  • Further development of Radcliffe Food Club at Bridge Community Church
  • New playgroup at Bridge Community Church
  • Fencing for communal garden at Top o’th’ Fields Sheltered Housing scheme
  • Community safety fencing project at Moorfield
  • Women awards event for BAME Project
  • Wellbeing and relaxation room for Bury Cancer Support Centre, Bury
  • Menopause champion training for Women of Worth, a Women’s Support Charity
  • Social, warm space for Bury Hearing Hub
  • Benches & blind spot mirrors at Woodhill
  • Dignifying Dementia singing group
  • Main room improvements for St Andrews Church on Carr Clough estate, Prestwich
  • Luncheon club for the elderly at Seedfield, Bury