Getting together

Community explorers

We strengthen partnerships, help you make connections, and influence change.

We connect voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups to each other, and we work with a variety of partner agencies to promote joint working ‘on the ground’ and at a decision-making level to ensure that the VCFSE sector has the opportunity to understand and respond to local, Greater Manchester and national priorities.

To get connected to other groups, please contact Victoria Holden on Email: victoria.holden@actiontogether.org.uk Tel: 0161 3392345.

Community Explorers Oldham

Action Together has listened to what our members are saying about opportunities to network locally and have organised a series of monthly Community Explorers gatherings. The purpose of these gatherings is to enable voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector groups and organisations within local communities to network with each other to enable them to find out what each other are doing, what else is happening in your area and how Action Together can support you.

For more information about Community Explorer Gatherings (CEG) in Oldham please contact Nayan Joshi on Email: nayan.joshi@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345. Upcoming Gatherings in Oldham:

Please visit our events page on our website to book your place.

Saddleworth and Lees CEG, Springhead Community Association, 21 Ashes Lane, Springhead, Oldham OL4 4PF, 7.15pm to 9.00pm, 27.02.2020. Paul Shelmerdine from Oldham Council will be attending to tell us more about ‘Love Oldham’ and the Corporate Plan and to give you opportunities to have your say about what your priorities are for Oldham to inform the development of Oldham Council’s Corporate Plan.  We really want to make sure as many people can contribute to this as possible so would like to invite you to come and join us. 

West Oldham CEG, (Alexandra, Coldhurst, Medlock Vale and Werneth wards), at St. Mark Universal Care, Werneth Grange, Grange Avenue, Oldham, OL8 4EL on 11.00am to 1.00pm, 18 March 2020.

Please visit our events page on our website to book your place.

Community Explorers Tameside

Click here to find out about community explorers in Tameside. For more information please contact Dawn Acton on Email dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345.

Grassroots Gatherings - Rochdale

Grassroots Gatherings are being developed and rolled out across the borough of Rochdale. They will offer a place and space for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprises organisations and groups to come together, network and share information, ideas and resources. Please see below for the dates of the next Grassroot Gatherings.

Heywood - Thursday 27 February, 10am - 12pm at Crimble Croft Community Centre. To book your space, please click here.
Rochdale - Wednesday 11 March, 10am - 12pm at St Chads Parish Church. To book your space, please click here.
Middleton - Wednesday 22 April, 11am - 1pm at Burnside Community Centre. To book your space, please click here.
Heywood - Thursday 25 June, 10am - 12pm at Back O'th Moss Community Centre. To book your space, please click here. 

For more details, contact Suzanne Vincent Partnerships Co-ordinator at Email Suzanne.vincent@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345.

Voluntary Sector Leaders Groups (VSLG)

The purpose of the Voluntary Sector Leaders Group is to Increase Strategic involvement, Influence and Collaboration amongst Leaders in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside’s Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) by coming together to ensure that their role in improving the lives of residents in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside is recognised, valued and supported by public sector partners. It enables the sector to have a strong voice and influence decision making through representatives with a mandate to speak on behalf of the sector on all strategic partnerships in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

To find out about our Voluntary Sector Leaders Groups in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside - In Oldham please contact Victoria Holden about future VSLG meetings at Email victoria.holden@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345, in Rochdale contact Kerry Bertram about future VSLG meetings at Email: kerry.bertram@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345 or for Tameside contact Anna Hynes about future VSLG meetings at Email anna.hynes@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345. 

Upcoming Oldham Voluntary Sector Leaders Group meetings: 

4 March 2020, 10.00am -12 noon at Action Together, 12 Manchester Chambers, West Street, Oldham OL11LF

23 April 2020, 10.00am -12 noon at Action Together, 12 Manchester Chambers, West Street, Oldham OL11LF

18 June 2020, 10.00am -12 noon at Action Together, 12 Manchester Chambers, West Street, Oldham OL11LF

17 September 2020, 10.00am -12 noon at Action Together, 12 Manchester Chambers, West Street, Oldham OL11LF

19 November 2020, 10.00am -12 noon at Action Together, 12 Manchester Chambers, West Street, Oldham OL11LF

Poverty Prevention work

In Oldham, Action Together promotes discussion within the sector through the Oldham Poverty Agenda Group to share information and ideas. Our aim is to reduce the impact of poverty on individuals and families and support community action to help move individuals from poverty to financial inclusion. All contributors are welcome from all sectors with current membership including voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, public, private and civil sector representatives. Click here to find out more about Oldham Poverty Agenda Group.

To find out more about our Oldham poverty prevention work please contact Nayan Joshi on Email: nayan.joshi@actiontogether.org.uk or Tel: 0161 339 2345.

In Tameside, Action Together coordinates the Tameside Poverty Action Group. The Poverty Action Group (PAG) has recently been re-launched as a place for VCFSE groups and our partners to work collaboratively on issues we feel will help to alleviate poverty in Tameside.​ Click here to find out more about Tameside's Poverty Action Group.

To find out more about our Tameside poverty prevention work please contact Dawn Acton on Email: dawn.acton@actiontogether.org.ukor Tel: 0161 339 2345.