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Action Together’s team of development officers have a wealth of experience that could help you find and secure funding.  This includes:

  • Identifying and applying for appropriate funding
  • Developing a fundraising strategy
  • Planning and costing projects
  • Fundraising events and ideas
  • Monitoring and evaluating your project and reporting to funders
  • Developing the knowledge and skills of your management committee, trustee board, staff and volunteers
  • Ensuring you have appropriate systems and structures in place to manage your grants and organisation effectively

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Our latest funding bulletin can be downloaded here: December 2019

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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 - deadline 10 January 2020

Published date: 
Monday, 16th December 2019

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for Oldham events and activities taking place during Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 - Monday 3 February to Sunday 9 February 2020.

Funding is available to support the Community Safety and Cohesion Partnership Board tackle all hate incidents, whether these are motivated by hatred against people because of their race, religion, disability, sexuality, gender identity, or alternative lifestyle/sub-culture. 

Greater Manchester Walking Grants

Published date: 
Monday, 2nd December 2019

Between November 2019 and June 2020 GMCVO will be giving out a total of £225,000 in grants to VCSE organisations to get Greater Manchester Walking.

The grants are funded by Greater Manchester Moving who have received funding from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support as many people as possible to walk regularly.

From November 2019 small grants from £50 to £1,000 will be available for voluntary and community groups and social enterprises to get more people in Greater Manchester walking.

FASD Peer Support Small Grant Fund

Published date: 
Monday, 2nd December 2019
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We want to work with voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups and organisations in all of the local authority areas of Greater Manchester to provide peer support opportunities for parents, carers and families of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). FASD is an umbrella term used to describe the range of lifelong disabilities that can occur as a result of drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

The National Lottery Community Fund- Climate Action Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 28th November 2019
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As you may be aware, The National Lottery Community Fund have launched a new UK-wide £100 million Climate Action Fund. The aim of this funding is to enable communities to take the lead in tackling the climate emergency. You can find out more details on their web page. They’re looking for community-led partnerships working on high impact climate action in their area.

Government Launches New Pocket Park Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 5th November 2019
funding updates

Community groups working in partnership with their local authority can apply for funding to develop new pocket parks or to renovate existing parks.

This week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) launched the new £1.35 million Pocket Parks, which will provide grants of up to £15,000 for new pocket parks and up to £25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks.

Fast Grants - deadline 6 December 2019

Published date: 
Tuesday, 15th October 2019
Fast Grants

Do you have a great idea which could improve your local area and bring your community closer together? Yes! Well you are in the right place because applications have now reopened to apply for more Fast Grants – funding that has been made available by Thriving Communities. With amounts from £50 to £500 available for you to spend on ideas such as encouraging your local community to be fit and healthy or running a Play Street activity in your neighbourhood – we are open to all suggestions. Click here to apply.

The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Published date: 
Monday, 30th September 2019
The Community Business Trade Up Programme

Do you run an organisation or project that exists to improve your local neighbourhood, village or town? Do you run it like a business, but re-invest profits to benefit your local community?

The School for Social Entrepreneurs know that running organisations and projects like these is different from running other types of business. So it has designed a support programme to help you gain the head-space, support network and funding you need to grow a stronger, more sustainable community business.

Key benefits

Ambition for Ageing Investments

Published date: 
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
funding update

The five-year project will help communities, businesses and public services work together to better understand what older people need and want. Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation was awarded over £10 million from the Big Lottery Fund for this project that aims to reduce the social isolation of older people in Greater Manchester.

Ambition for Ageing Oldham

In Oldham we are working in three ward areas: Alexandra, Crompton and Failsworth West. The project is funded until the end of March 2020.

Connecting You Seed Fund

Published date: 
Friday, 6th September 2019
Our Rochdale Connecting You logo

What is the purpose of the fund?

With a focus on improving health and wellbeing in the broadest sense, the Connecting You Seed Funding aims to make a difference right down at street level within our communities in the Rochdale Borough.

The funding pot has been termed a ‘seed fund’ because we see this funding as the seed from which activities and communities grow. The term seed suggests that this is a very early investment, meant to support the project until it can become self-sustaining.

What is the fund criteria?