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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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The monthly 10 Greater Manchester Funding Alert eBulletin includes details of key current funding opportunities. Click here to sign up to the funding eBulletin. 


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Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 - deadline 10 January 2020

Published date: 
Wednesday, 6th November 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. 

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.

Greater Manchester Culture Fund - deadline Friday 29 November

Published date: 
Tuesday, 5th November 2019
funding update

Applications are now open for the Greater Manchester Culture Fund, which will support delivery of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s strategy for Culture and Creativity, Grown in Greater Manchester. Known Around the World.

The Greater Manchester Culture Fund provides funding to cultural organisations committed to providing excellent cultural experiences and opportunities across the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester.

Worshipful Company of Weavers - deadline 30 November

Published date: 
Monday, 4th November 2019
funding update

The Benevolent Fund from the Worshipful Company of Weavers is open for applications.

The fund aims to support people in trouble, particularly both adults and young people in contact with the criminal justice system, and other disadvantaged young people.

Within prisons, the Company has supported charities that teach skills and boost prisoners' self-esteem in a variety of ways; for example, using music, embroidery, counselling, letter writing, and the staffing of a restaurant. 

The committee’s preference is to support small organisations.

Food for Life Get Togethers

Published date: 
Wednesday, 30th October 2019
Community fund logo and Food for life

With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Food for Life Get Togethers bring people of all ages together through growing, cooking and eating good food.

We would like you to get involved by partnering with us to test out innovative approaches or develop existing initiatives which bring generations and people from different backgrounds together through food. You can apply for up to £10,000. We expect this work to start in January 2020 and run until no later than May 2021.

Action Oldham Fund

Published date: 
Wednesday, 16th October 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 - 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.

Tameside 4 Good

Published date: 
Monday, 14th October 2019

Tameside 4 Good grants are now open! 

The Tameside 4 Good grant scheme can award up to £3,000 to local community groups that meet one or more of the following priorities:

Smoke-Free Fund 2019/20

Published date: 
Tuesday, 1st October 2019

Would your organisation like to help play a part in shaping a smoke-free Greater Manchester?
Financial support is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to create smoke-free spaces and/or hold smoke-free events
Investments of £1,000 are available for creating smoke-free spaces, and £250 - £500 to support smoke-free events.

These investments are funded by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Closing Date: 12pm Monday 25 November 2019

Decision by: Friday 13 December 2019

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