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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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Rapid ROCA 2019 available now

Published date: 
Thursday, 12th September 2019
Rapid ROCA

First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) and partners have once again announced Rapid ROCA – a fantastic opportunity for local projects to receive a quick £500 cash boost!

In competition with others; the panel are looking for applications that ‘Most benefit the community’ Please note the panel are ideally looking to support new and emerging groups/initiatives that have previously not received ROCA funding.

Rotary Community Cash Award

Published date: 
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
funding update

Groups across Oldham can apply for upto £1,000 from Chadderton & Failsworth’s Community Cash Award.

Since 2014, over 200 small voluntary groups across the borough of Oldham have applied for and received financial support from the Community Cash Award. Projects include a beehive at Sholver & Moorside, card making activities at Coalshaw Green Park, days out for Oldham Support Group for Carers in Autism and Spotlight Drama Group’s overhead projector.

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.

The Matrix Causes Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Matrix Chambers logo

The Matrix Causes Fund provides support to organisations which promote access to justice (particularly for people trying to get support to meet their basic personal needs), or promote equality of opportunity, or promote a sustainable environment.

Applications are particularly welcome from organisations whose focus is on supporting the needs of vulnerable persons such as prisoners, asylum seekers, people with mental health difficulties, people (particularly children) with disabilities, or women in refuges.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
funding update

Community and voluntary organisations working solely with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK can apply now for a Development Grant.

The Triangle Trust provides funding through its Development Grants programme twice a year to charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK whose primary purpose is to support the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders (autumn round) and unpaid carers (spring round).

Action Oldham Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Action Oldham Fund logo

Action Oldham Fund Small Grant (formerly known at Project) and Micro Grant (formerly know as Seed Corn) available now. Deadline Monday 18 November 2019, 12pm

Organisations based or working within the Oldham Borough are invited to apply for the small grant (upto £10,000) or micro grant (upto £1,000). We are especially interested in supporting organisations carrying out new activities / projects / initiatives in the area or organisations that wish to experiment with new ideas and new approaches to familiar problems. 

Fast Grants

Published date: 
Friday, 6th September 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.

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?