Community Wellbeing

Community Wellbeing Microgrant upto £1,000

Community Wellbeing Medium Grant upto £25,000

 Tameside & Glossop based Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise groups that:

Can improve the wellbeing of local people. This can include improving health and wellbeing, tackling poverty or reducing inequality.

Are delivered for a community of place, interest, or identity in one or more neighbourhoods.

Who can apply? To be eligible to apply, an organisation must be:

VCFSE (Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise) organisation/ groups who have completed a recent Action Together Membership Form (membership is free).

Based in Tameside or Glossop.

Organisation     Project

New Life Church Tameside 


Messy Church 

To provide a safe community space where families can come together and have fun. The activities are aimed at primary school age children, though no defined age range is given. The children are encouraged to develop their creativity through a range of craft activities overseen by experienced volunteers. Other activities include games, singing and a short teaching session. 

Age UK Tameside     This grant will enable Age uk will work with older people on 3 key areas, identified as significant by an AUKE post pandemic study, these are nutrition/hydration, physical activity and connecting.   The project will include information and advice on other issues that also negatively impact the lives of older people, like sleep deprivation, recognising stress, and will also include the importance of engaging with health care and other specialist providers to.
Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau      Action on Disability through Advice
The project aims to reduce hidden poverty locally by increasing access to advice for vulnerable clients through a range of channels. With quality assured advice we will maximise household incomes, reduce expenditure and realise entitlements of residents with disabilities/long term health health issues.
Home Start Host    

Supporting Families Through Covid

The main aim is to improve the wellbeing of families with children under 5 who are coping with the ongoing impacts of covid including the mental health of parents and the learning and development of children in the early years.  Through providing weekly volunteer home visiting support (or on-line or phone support if additional restrictions are brought in again) they aim to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, to improve confidence and coping ability and to help parents to be more informed about how they can support their child’s learning and development.

Ashton United in the Community     

We’re In This Together - We Stand Strong!

AUITC will continue to support the local community 

Tameside and Glossop Hospice Ltd
Willow Wood 

Bereavement counselling services for children and adults

The main aim of this project is to extend their current bereavement services to families across the whole of Tameside and Glossop.


Befriending Matters Tameside

 Leap would like to deliver a Befriending Service to adults in Tameside who are experiencing vulnerabilities, including long term health needs, loneliness and isolation.

Reuben’s Retreat    

One to one counselling for parents bereaved of a child.

Reubens Retreat will help parents to recognise and comprehend their emotions, learn to re-engage with their loved ones with the understanding that everyone grieves differently, reduce isolation by increasing self-confidence and social interaction and instil the belief that they will once again feel joy and happiness.
Their one-to-one counselling sessions are available to all parents who have lost a child, regardless of the cause of death (e.g. illness, accident, suicide). 

Tameside , Oldham, and Glossop Mind    

The Tameside Peer Support Project offers peer support, to Adults who need immediate wellbeing support to mitigate the increased challenges of loneliness and, now exacerbated by the Covid crisis. For example, Adults more vulnerable to loneliness:

• Adults with existing mental health problems

• Adults with long-term physical health conditions

• Adults on lower incomes and with precarious livelihoods

• Adults from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

Starling     The Creative Minds Project will provide 46 creative wellbeing workshops to 35 neurodivergent young people aged 13-25 across two locations (Droylsden and Mossley) in Tameside so that more young people across a broader geographical area can access our provision.
Peeps      The aim of the project is to reach and support families in Tameside affected by HIE (Hypoxic-Ischaemic Encephalopathy). HIE is a lack of oxygen to the brain of an infant, that can cause injury and sadly sometimes death. 
Diversity Matters NW    

Befriending Matters Tameside 

To provide a telephone befriending service for 1 year to anyone in Tameside who feels that they are vulnerable or experiencing loneliness or isolation. This project will adopt a phased approach, and providing Government restrictions allow, will offer a face to face social interaction element as part of each clients journey

Mentell     This project looks to rebalance the inequality and provide men living in the most deprived areas (within Tameside) with improved access to peer-to-peer mental health support. 
Khush Amdid      Khush Amdid wish to deliver a 12 month wellbeing programme for ladies of Tameside aged between 30 - 60. 
Infinity Initiatives     This will be a peer led activity run from our community café on a monthly basis across early evening (likely to be 4pm-7pm). There will be a selection of board games, jigsaws, playing cards etc which will be played non-competitively nor for a prize, just for fun! The evening will be free to enter and the café will operate on a pay what you can basis at this time serving light bites, hot drinks and cakes. 
Hadfield and Padfield Peoples Entertainment     Community group including lots of various activities for all ages.
Dark Peak Music Foundation    

This group will run a summer season of community outreach mini-concerts in Residential Care Settings, Sheltered Housing Schemes, Dementia Cafes and similar places. They will bring high quality music (supported by an experienced ‘animateur’ for some of the settings) in an inclusive, warm and friendly way to people whose lives have been constrained by the pandemic and by the limitations of life in caring settings. They know from experience and the research of others the wellbeing benefits of listening to good quality live music.

The Glossop Talking Newspaper     The aim of this project is to improve the current method used to reach their listeners. To move away from CD discs which are becoming harder to find. To use the latest tech media for their listeners that they can use easily and safely. That the use of USB sticks would help our blind and partially sighted listeners to cope and will enable us to reach a wider audience base by having a website to post the weekly programme to a wider audience. 
Cracking Good Food CIC     The main aim of the project is to support increased wellbeing via diet and maximised income via shared cooking-skills leading to minimised food waste amongst Hattersley’s community of shoppers at affordable food club, the Bread & Butter Thing. The group aim to inspire people to diversify and improve their diet whilst minimising their food waste by sharing inspiring, easily replicated recipes using the fresh produce provided in that week’s TBBT shopping. 
Greater Manchester Poverty Action (GMPA)    

Tameside Poverty Truth Commission

GMPA are using the  funding to support the delivery of their closing event for the Tameside Poverty Truth Commission (PTC). The event will be an opportunity to celebrate the work of the commission, communicate the findings with the wider public and evidence how the project has made a difference. The funding will contribute to ensuring Commissioners with lived experience of poverty can travel to and from the event, venue hire and catering for 100+ stakeholders.

The Together Centre    

Buddy/Befriending Support Service 

The Buddy/Befriending Volunteers will support 10 Beneficiaries per day by taking part in a Workshop which will include an enjoyable and meaningful activity whilst also providing new friendships. The Workshop will finish with a free hot two-course meal. 

Haughton Green Craft Club     This group would like to encourage more people from their Online group to come to a meet and craft together. 
Haughton Green Community Forum     Armchair exercise classes
This group are offering the elderly to get out and have both a physical and mental stimulation. From this they wish to build on armchair exercise and expand to broaden the physical aspect, for example outdoor activities and team building. 
Stalybridge Festival Committee    

Stalybridge Carnival

Glossop Arts Project     Community Connection – This will provide an Community Engagement Officer

Spoons Sing N Shake

This group will be delivering a session in Tameside aimed at children under 5 which have experienced neonatal care and their families, who would benefit from a group held at weekends. The Sing N Shake group will take place on Saturdays and is aimed at families of children under 5 who have experienced neonatal care in Tameside

Peak District National Park Foundation    

Wellbeing in Nature project at Longdendale Environmental Centre

The project aims to provide the opportunity for adults living in the Glossopdale area to access the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature. 

St Gabriels Community Group     Community Garden – a garden that can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone regardless of their age, race, religion and any mental or physical disability. They want to promote a sense of purpose and self-worth in people, to allow people to enjoy the natural world and be engaged as a community in the process of creating and maintaining a garden to be proud of; a garden that is beautiful, calming, productive, therapeutic and beneficial to all. There will be an environmental garden for children, a sensory garden and a social area and vegetable growing area with disabled access.
Bloom LEAP    

Bloom Pottery Project

This group will be Organizing group visits to a local pottery painting and craft workshops during the cold winter months.  
Introduce a group of participants to new activities that that have not previous experienced, or only previously had a taster session.
Increase interaction with other groups in different environments.  
Teach new skills in pottery painting, arts and crafts, and knowledge about the process.
Offer the opportunity to interact and socialize and make friends with other people outside of our group

Tameside Womens Cycling Group     This group will provide free learn-to-ride and cycling confidence sessions lessons for women along with offering social rides and bike maintenance skills teaching. The learn to ride sessions are for women wanting to ride a bike for the very first time and the confidence sessions are to work towards getting women to be road ready cyclists. 

Grandparent Support Group 

Leap are looking to set up a support group for Grandparents.  
The monthly group will be an informal lunch/ event for grandparents so they can discuss their experiences of raising grandchildren and what support they need.  
Some of the areas of support include:
•  Advice on the legal process of a Special Guardianship Order
• Age, energy and health peer support ( can be an issue)
• A range of support and advice for grandparents raising grandchildren.
• Trauma - how to react when child discloses something 
• Issues around contact - behaviour before and after 
•Relationships between siblings 
•Drugs and Alcohol

Magical Memories


The weekly sessions will restart on a Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm at the Oasis Centre in Haughton Green of local people, for people mostly aged over 50, they have also started supporting people living with dementia

Friends of Egmont Street

    The aim of this grant is to provide an accessible picnic area within the new vineyard,they are expanding the area to enable wheelchair access. 

The Shed (Tameside)


Weekly crown-green bowling sessions each Thursday mornings at Victoria Park Bowling Club – 10:00 ‘til 12:30

Alternate weekly afternoon sessions 13:30 ‘til 15:30 at Victoria Park C C Denton and the Osis Centre Haughton Green including taster sessions, Sporting memories,Musical memories

This week in history, Family history (Oasis centre), The News Hour, Walking group (Oasis Centre), Producing own life storybook

Pennine Mencap


Sports and Social Club

This project is to host a monthly Sports and Social Club for adults with learning difficulties, autism, asperger’s, brain injuries and other complex needs. The invitation of the  activity also extends to their family/carer who wish to join as we find that it benefits service users greatly to have strong support systems which work well and support each other in addition to the individuals.

Denton West End Community Library


Making the library an Inclusive Setting

This group would like to provide sessions which will cater for children and adults who may struggle to access a normal library service and activites due to them having autism, dyslexia, learning disabilities and who are struggling with reading who may benefit from a quiet hour and resources to help with their literacy and engagement.

Tameside Pride


To create a positive visible presence for LGBTQI+ people in Tameside using public events and marketing.Signposting support services in Tameside for the LGBTQI+ community

Saturday the 16th of July will be Tameside Pride 2022 with a daytime event in Cheetham’s Park, Stalybridge which will be free-to-enter.

Dipak Dristi    

Music and movement to improve wellbeing for people affected by dementia in the South Asian community  

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