Action Oldham Fund

Action Oldham Fund

Apply for a Grant to change local lives for the better - next deadline Friday 16 February 2018 at 12 noon.

The Action Oldham Fund is a charitable fund that supports good causes across borough with grants, so they can make a real difference to local lives.

Currently £8 in every £10 we give to charity in the borough goes overseas or to national charities. We encourage more local giving so the smaller volunteer- led organisations like our older people's luncheon clubs, self- help groups, support groups for children and young people  can transform the lives of people right on our doorstep. You can be sure your money makes a real difference to the lives of Oldham residents.

Successful groups who have received Seed Corn funding this year include:

  • BfEM Work Club, received funding to support the needs of both existing residents and those new to the area by providing ESOL and employability training courses. These will assist with integration into the community as well as providing the skills necessary to gain employment.
  • Ghazali Trust will be delivering a 'Clean Glodwick' initiative to help individuals in Glodwick become productive citizens making a positive contribution to their local neighbourhood by supporting them into a volunteering role that is beneficial to both the individual and the community. 
  • IGA- Learning Support have access the funds to ensure that training and insurance is available to groups wanting to use their 17 seater minibus

Action Oldham Seed Corn Grants - next deadline Friday 16 February 2018 at 12 noon.

Seed Corn Grants (up to £1,000) are available to locally based groups who are working with Oldham residents helping them to make to most of their strengths and assets.  Examples of this could be

  • supporting them to make long term improvements to their lives by enhancing skills (projects that support or encourage local people into work or volunteering, for example: confidence building projects, job clubs, skill building programmes; self-esteem workshops.)
  • supporting them to make long term improvements to their wellbeing (projects that improve physical or mental health and wellbeing, for example: starting an exercise or walking group, reading groups, workshops on health awareness projects.)
  • supporting them to realise their visions and make long term improvements to their communities (projects that help communities and groups become more sustainable, for example fitting of new flooring enabling a room to be rented out or a feasibility study/business planning to develop a community asset.

Contact for the Seed Corn Grant Application Form - the next deadline is Friday 16 February 2018 at 12 noon. 

For further details and to find out if you are eligible contact a member of the Development team on 0161 339 2345 email: