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Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 2nd April 2020

At Action Together we recognise community action is taking place across the boroughs of Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop, and we want to encourage and support this action. 

We are delighted to let you know that we are launching a Community Response Fund that is available for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop groups from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector working on a COVID-19 Community Response and meet either of these priorities:

Future Workforce Fund Grants Programme

Published date: 
Friday, 3rd July 2020
The Prince's Trust in partnership with GMCA

Aims/priorities: As part of Future Workforce Fund, The Prince’s Trust have designed a grants programme that will support pilot projects delivered by partner organisations. Grants are available to organisations from all sectors in Greater Manchester for innovative projects that work with specific cohorts of young people aged between 14 and 25 who are facing barriers to engagement with education, employment or training. Support for the region’s young people is key now more than ever.

School Funding: Exceptional Costs Associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Published date: 
Friday, 3rd July 2020

Aims/priorities: The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has set out the additional financial support it has put in place to ensure schools can focus on the vital role they are playing during the coronavirus pandemic. It covers support for schools up to the end of the 2019 to 2020 summer term. There will be some instances where schools face additional costs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and will not be able to cover these from their existing resources. This funding will support those cases.

Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund

Published date: 
Friday, 3rd July 2020

Aims/priorities: This fund has been launched to address child poverty in the UK. Grants are available for small charities who are supporting children in the UK who are living in poverty. The funding is intended to support projects with a focus on the three pillars of hunger, shelter and nature. 

Examples of eligible projects are as follows:

Tameside Discretionary Grant Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Aims/Priorities: This is an additional fund to the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) or the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF), and it is aimed at supporting some of the small businesses who were not eligible for those grants, but who also have relatively high ongoing, fixed property-related costs, and have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Who can apply? Eligible Tameside based businesses - Full eligibility criteria and guidance is available on the funders website

COVID-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 2nd July 2020

Aims/priorities: The Petplan Charitable Trust (PPCT) has collaborated with World Horse Welfare and the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) to create the Covid-19 Equine Rescues Emergency Fund which is administered by PPCT. Grants are intended to support smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK whose finances and operations have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. They are intended to help equine rescue organisations to cover activities which have been directly affected by the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

BlueSpark Foundation

Published date: 
Sunday, 28th June 2020
Blue Spark Foundation logo

Aims/priorities: The BlueSpark Foundation’s objective is to fund or part-fund projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.  The funding is intended to support projects that have the following objectives: