Our History


In August 2010 Salford City Council (SCC) approved the Succession Strategy for the New Deal for Communities (NDC) Programme which had operated in the neighbourhoods of Charlestown and Lower Kersal (CHALK) between 2001 and 2011. The community establish a management committee structure named DFG (CHALK).

In March 2011, the DFG (CHALK) took on the role of guardian of the NDC legacy, developing a Business Plan and adopting a Constitution. The approval of the Strategy included putting in place an Annuity agreement which provides an income stream to the DFG (CHALK) in lieu of the value of the assets of the former NDC programme from April 2011 until March 2047. The Annuity is now allocated through a grant from SCC and monitored through a Service Level agreement and specification of work which is reviewed with SCC at quarterly review meetings.

During 2013-14, the organisation changed its name to Inspiring Communities Together and became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The organisation now delivers activities across CHALK and surrounding neighbourhoods securing income from contracted work alongside continuing their programme of work funded throug the Annuity. All surplus income is used for the benefit of CHALK.


Charitable Objectives of Inspiring Communities Together

  • To develop the capactiy and skills of those who are socially and economically disadvantaged by working with individuals and groups who live or work within the neighbourhood of Charlestown and Lower Kersal and neighbouring districts. 
  • To work with individuals and groups within these neighbourhoods to help them to make a difference locally.


Vision, Mission and Value

Vision - We will embed approaches which have worked locally in particular maintaining a culture of partnership working and working to retain specific interventions or activities where they have provided positive outcomes for local people based on the knowledge and information the community have about the area.

Mission - We will achieve positive outcomes for local people based on the knowledge understanding and information that the community have about their area, through empowering individuals and groups to release their potential to develop their own solutions.


  • We will be accountable to and representative of the local community.
  • We will be innovative and provide value for money in our approach to deliver everything we do.
  • We will value all volunteers, staff and members of the organisation.