Local funding opportunities

Veg in the Park receiving funding

 At Action Together we know that grant funding is the lifeblood of many of our members and we continue to work with our partners and local businesses to identify, promote and distribute grants that support community action and raise funds ourselves to support local good causes. 

These include:

Oldham

  • 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.
  • Standing Together Community GrantOldham Community Safety and Cohesion Partnership is keen to invest in inspiring ideas from community groups and organisations who will work with them to promote healthy relationships, and support young people affected by domestic violence and abuse and prevent them from being involved in violence themselves. Successful projects and ideas will focus on preventing and reducing the harm caused by seeing, hearing or engaging in violence, which contribute to a long term legacy of reducing the number of violent incidents which occur.
  • NLDC Funding - The Lifelong Learning Service is inviting Expressions of Interest from Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector partners to work with us to deliver five partnership projects.  The main purpose of the project is to provide opportunities for the most deprived communities in Oldham.  This will include adults (19+) of different ages and backgrounds to gain a new skill, reconnect with learning, learn how to support their children better or prepare for progression to more formal courses or employment.
  • Growing Oldham Feeding Ambition small investments up to £500 are available from the Food Enterprise Fund. to community-led social enterprise projects and ideas that help to create a thriving, sustainable and local food economy in Oldham. 
  • Action Oldham funding is available for organisations based or working within the Oldham Borough.   The panel 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.  Contact our development team to find out when the next round of grants will be opened.
  • We work with our local Age UK’s to deliver the lottery funded program, Ambition for Ageing, which aims to reduce social isolation in the over 50’s population in particular wards, through targeted asset based community development (ABCD) approaches. 
  • Rotary Club of Chadderton & Failsworth Community Cash Award is looking to fund inspiring ideas/actions which are about people and communities coming together to change.  Groups across the Oldham borough can apply for up to £1,000.
  • “Funded with Food” is a crowdfunding event with a difference, aimed at local people with local ideas and funded by the community itself it awards at least £250 in cash to one brilliant idea at each month.
  • Big Local Treasure is asking for new ideas in the Clarksfield, Littlemoor and Greenacres areas and is inviting poeple from those areas to decide which projects are going to bring the communities together.
  • Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
  • FASD Peer Support Small Grant Fund is asking for VCFSE groups to apply across 10GM to provide peer support sessions for families, carers and parents of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 

Rochdale 

  • Connecting You Seed 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. Either £500 or £2,000. PLEASE NOTE: Applications sent in August/September will be invited to panel in October/November.
  • Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.

  • FASD Peer Support Small Grant Fund is asking for VCFSE groups to apply across 10GM to provide peer support sessions for families, carers and parents of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 

Tameside

  • Stalybridge Neighbourhood Community Wellbeing Investment Programme Funding. The GP practices within the Stalybridge Neighbourhood (Stalybridge, Mossley and Dukinfield) would like to work with the local community to invest in building the capacity of local groups and their activities. Click here to find out more.

  • Tameside 4 Good is distributed to good causes in Tameside to help improve the quality of life for family, friends and neighbours that live in the borough. Grants of up to £3,000 are available to community organisations and individuals under 25 can apply for up to £500. CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
  • We work with our local Age UK’s to deliver the lottery funded program, Ambition for Ageing, which aims to reduce social isolation in the over 50’s population in particular wards, through targeted asset based community development (ABCD) approaches.
  •  Tameside Early Years Grant Scheme (0 - 5 years old) Grant funding for projects that improve the outcomes for children 0-5 to enable them to be ‘school ready’ and to encourage parents to be more active in their communities to support their peers and for children and Tameside Children and Young Peoples young people 5-25 to enable them to lead and sustain healthier, safe and happier lives. CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS
  • Tameside's Community Wellbeing Investment Programme aims to support people to improve their wellbeing and reduce pressure on NHS and social care services.  To deliver all this we need to invest in building the capacity of local groups and their activities and are interested in investing in ideas that will make a difference.  Investments range from £50 to £25,000 and are available to Tameside VCFSE groups that are members of Action Together (becoming a member is simple, free and support is available to help you - click here to become a member).  
  • Community Wellbeing Alliance Micro Grants of up to £1000 are available to support Tameside & Glossop based VCFSE groups that want to develop engagement activities that promote Community Wellbeing,
  • Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enterprises for up to five years. We can fund project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs. We’re really interested in hearing your ideas. Whether they’re big or small, tell us what you think will improve your community.
  • FASD Peer Support Small Grant Fund is asking for VCFSE groups to apply across 10GM to provide peer support sessions for families, carers and parents of children with suspected or diagnosed Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). 

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

Contact us on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email: development@actiontogether.org.uk.