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:

  • We want to connect local community action and help to co-ordinate efforts in response to the needs of residents. We are especially interested in funding good neighbour, mutual aid and social action projects that directly help people affected by the effects of the virus
  • We also want to support the community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise sector to respond with new ideas that help, connect or support people through this crisis

We are keen to hear your ideas about what you think is needed but we think this could be likely to include things such as giving access to food, toiletries, basic necessities, as well as projects that support people in isolation through online or remote methods of connecting.

We can only support projects that are working to government safety guidance, please see how to help safely government guidance

Click here to see grants awarded by the Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Applications for the Community Response Fund are split into two:

You can apply for a grant for either up to £200 or up to £1,000.

Oldham groups: CURRENTLY PAUSED

For further information please see Guidance Notes

To apply for the Community Response Fund up to £200 please click here

To apply for the Community Response Fund up to £1,000 please click here

Rochdale groups:

For further information please see Guidance Notes

To apply for the Community Response Fund up to £200 please click here

To apply for the Community Response Fund  up to £1,000 please click here

Tameside & Glossop groups: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 30 JUNE 23:59

For further information please see Guidance Notes

To apply for the Community Response Fund up to £200 please click here

To apply for the Community Response Fund up to £1,000 please click here  

You can speak to one of the team by calling 0161 339 2345 and asking for Hayley Tomlinson, Kelly Meadowcroft or Roma Hashim.