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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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Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Grant 2020

Published date: 
Tuesday, 14th January 2020
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Local groups from the voluntary, not for profit and charitable sector are now able to apply for grant funding.

The Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Board is inviting applications for the Voluntary and Community Grant Scheme which distributes funding to local groups.

Purpose of the fund

Whilst we will continue to make progress on all of our strategic priorities it is our intention to work alongside communities, organisations and projects which support the partnership to achieve communities that are:

Smokefree Fund

Published date: 
Monday, 13th January 2020

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

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

Download the Guidance Notes

Deliver Resettlement Hubs - information session

Published date: 
Friday, 10th January 2020

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has published a prior information notice to bid for a contract to create Resettlement Hubs - safe and supportive spaces for people in contact with the criminal justice system to reintegrate into society. The Hubs and their respective operating model will enable participants to access tailored support, interact with positive role models, and ultimately be supported into education, employment and training.

This opportunity is available to voluntary sector organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises. 

The Woodward Charitable Trust

Published date: 
Friday, 10th January 2020
Woodward Charitable Trust

The Woodward Charitable Trust has grants available towards the core costs of charities working in one or more of its priority areas, including: arts outreach; children and young people; disability projects; disadvantaged women and their children; disadvantaged families including parenting support; prisoners and ex-offenders; and integration and community cohesion.

The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.

Deadline: 31 January 2020 (noon)

Feminist Review Trust

Published date: 
Friday, 10th January 2020
Feminist Review

The Feminist Review Trust has grants of up to £15,000 available for projects that transform the lives of women.

The trust can fund projects that are ‘hard to fund’, pump priming activities, interventionist projects which support feminist values, training and development projects and core funding.

The submission and decision deadlines are as follows:

GM Walking Festival - deadline 9 February

Published date: 
Thursday, 9th January 2020


The next Greater Manchester Walking Festival is planned for the 1- 31 May 2020.

We’re excited to share with you the opportunity to get involved with the Greater Manchester Walking Festival held during May 2020. Next year’s festival will be the 6th walking festival held in Greater Manchester, and we want to involve as many groups, community organisations and people as possible!

Background to the GM Walking Festival

Big Local Treasure - Deadline 31 March 2020 at 12 noon

Published date: 
Monday, 16th December 2019
Big Local Treasure

Big Local Treasure aims to support community activity delivered by and for the community of the Clarksfield, Greenacres and Littlemoor areas of Big Local Oldham.

The most important and valuable thing for our community is the people.

Our vision is for our streets and our neighbourhood to be cleaner, feel safer and be more inviting for everyone.  We want to fund at least five projects / ideas / activities that help the people of our communities:

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.

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