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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:

Discretionary Cash Grants

Published date: 
Monday, 1st June 2020
Oldham Council logo

Aims/priorities: This guidance is intended to support Oldham based businesses applying to Oldham Council for a grant from the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund announced by the Government on 1 May 2020. 

This guidance sets out the criteria under which businesses will qualify to make an application to the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, and the evidence required to support an application, and is aligned with the Government guidance issued on 23 May 2020.

Future Workforce Fund Grants Programme

Published date: 
Monday, 1st June 2020
The Prince's Trust in partnership with GMCA

Aims/priorities: The Prince’s Trust is committed to transforming young people’s lives across Greater Manchester. It is embarking on an exciting programme of work in the region, in partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority called Future Workforce Fund.

Future Workforce Fund aligns with the Greater Manchester Strategy Our People, Our Place and aims to:

GM Walking Small Grants programme re-opened

Published date: 
Monday, 1st June 2020

Aims/priorities:  GMCVO are managing the grants process which is funded by Greater Manchester Moving (with money from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership).  The grants will be awarded to ideas to get more people in Greater Manchester walking while adhering to government social distancing restrictions.  

We are particularly looking for applications that encourage people who are usually less active or inactive to start or increase the amount they walk whilst following social distancing guidelines.

National Lottery Coronavirus Funding

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020
funding update

Aims/priorities: The £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund is part of the Government’s £750 million financial support package for charities and social enterprises during announced on 8 April 2020.

The £200 million Support Fund is being administered by the National Lottery Community Fund along with National Lottery funding to support not-for-profit organisations so that they can continue to deliver services to people and communities in England that are affected by COVID-19.

The Fund has two key objectives:

United Way UK COVID-19 Give Local Response

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Aims/priorities: United Way UK is working in partnership with businesses and other charitable organisations to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in local communities across the UK. As part of its ongoing work to address the COVID-19 emergency, United Way UK has launched its Give Local COVID-19 Response to provide support to small, local charities carrying out COVID-19 relief measures in support of vulnerable communities, amplifying their work through grants and in-kind contributions.

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020
forever manchester

During these uncertain times, we know that grassroot community groups are responding to the impact of Covid-19 through kindness, coming together to help those most affected however they can.
To support these local responses, Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £5,000.

Community Support Fund Criteria

The Community Support Fund will accept applications from community groups based in any of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. We want to fund organisations who are supporting their communities however they can.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Charities Grant Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 12th May 2020

Aims/Priorities: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Charities Grant Fund is providing grants  to front-line food charities who:

  • Are unable to meet an increased demand for food from vulnerable individuals or supporting charities.
  • Have the capacity to distribute all of the food purchased under this grant by 9 August 2020.

The funding is to be used to provide for people: