Projects Funded in Tameside

At Action Together we recognise community action is taking place across Tameside & Glossop, and we want to encourage and support this action. 

We are delighted to let you know that we are launching a Community Response Fund that is available for Tameside & Glossop groups from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector working on a COVID-19 Community Response and meet either of these priorities:

  • We want to connect local community action and help to co-ordinate efforts in response to the needs of residents. We are especially interested in funding good neighbour, mutual aid and social action projects that directly help people affected by the effects of the virus
  • We also want to support the community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise sector to respond with new ideas that help, connect or support people through this crisis

We are keen to hear your ideas about what you think is needed but we think this could be likely to include things such as giving access to food, toiletries, basic necessities, as well as projects that support people in isolation through online or remote methods of connecting.

We can only support projects that are working to government safety guidance, please see how to help safely government guidance

Click here to see grants awarded by the Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

Applications for the Community Response Fund are split into two:

You can apply for a grant for either up to £200 or up to £1,000.

Tameside & Glossop groups: Closing date for applications - 11.59pm, 30 June 2021.

You can find out more by calling 0161 339 2345 and asking for Roma Hashim.

Projects funded in Tameside

Organisation

Amount Awarded

Project

Being There Tameside and Glossop  £537

Operating a telephone support service, run by staff and volunteers to enable befriending relationships with vulnerable clients in isolation. Staff also pro-actively contact all clients to check on their wellbeing and to ensure they have the resources they need such as food, prescriptions and medicine. Staff refer to and provide contact details of local hubs to ensure that no-one is left without resources. It is also mailing information sheets and newsletters to clients who don’t have access to IT equipment or internet.

Hope for Paediatric Epilepsy £604

Delivering basic traditional board games/arts and craft packs to Hope families to enjoy together and share through a private network of social media. This will get families talking and having fun together and trying to have a little bit of peace and sanctuary. This will reduce the feeling of social isolation for both the children, siblings and their parents/carers as it will all be sharing what it isdoing daily/weekly.  The charity will share what’s going well and gain ideas and support from each other.

Lindley Educational Trust £1,000

A young persons ‘help line’ where young people can ring a familiar youth worker for a chat. This has been used on a number of occasions.

Zoom youth club meeting facilitated by youth workers, have a nice chat and discuss COVID-19 worries / ideas for the future.

Detached Youthwork in partnership with the local police.

Children and young people are still mixing in groups and tend not to have great relationships with the police. All its youth workers are local people who are locally well known. They are talking to young people and helping them understand why the social distancing is in place and stressing that they are putting themselves, their families and the wider community at risk. Many of these young people live in homes with their grandparents and several siblings.

St Peter's Church in the Parish of the Good Shephard £200

To provide a news and support service by mail, alongside volunteers keeping in touch with people in their homes. This will include passing on appropriate information from groups such as Action Together and things congregation members want – bible readings, prayers and reflections, etc.

The Anthony Seddon Fund £1,000

The charity started by using its own resources. The fund will help the charity to continue the following actions:

Collecting surplus supplies of food from Fareshare, Tesco and Marks & Spencers and widen the collections to include Aldi and Morrisons.
Sharing fresh produce with chefs from Cracking Good Food to enable the provision of freshly cooked meals and reduce food waste.
Sharing provisions with other community support projects including ABEN, Infinity Initiatives, New Life Foodbank, Tameside Childrens Service, St Christopher's emergency distribution centre.
Delivering fresh supplies, toiletries and other essentials to people who are vulnerable and/or in isolation.
Delivering freshly cooked meals to those with less capacity to cook for themselves eg people with mental health issues, people who live alone, people who are unwell and older people.

The Shed £1,000

To help shedders stay safe and healthy during social distancing and self-isolation by at least weekly contact, mainly by telephone and deliveries, to support their health and wellbeing. Contact at least weekly to identify and meet their support needs through conversations, material resources (books, jigsaws, advice, shopping, etc.), printing paper-based guidance for cooking/recipes, exercise, mindfulness, avoiding boredom, etc.

St George’s Church £200

Keeping in touch with people by sending letters, magazines and information in the post, particularly focused on those who do not have access to the internet and who are feeling left out of a lot of current communications.

West African Development £1,000 WAD volunteers will deliver essential food packs door to door to the refugee and asylum seeking communities who are already living below poverty lines, as well as provide transport facilities for those who are able to afford their own food shopping.
Emmaus Mossley £1,000

To take care of their 26 formally homeless companions and will provide three meals a day, toiletries and other basic necessities to those in need.

Dipak Dristi £950

Provide an essential lifeline of support and information and will refer members to the Tameside central number if they are in any food crisis, and will refer people to the Indian Community Centre if they would benefit from a hot meal delivered to them. They will also liaise with their extended family members to ensure that essential shopping/prescriptions are delivered. In addition to this, they will distribute home activity packs to their members to help combat mental wellbeing issues around self-isolation.

Pcrefurb £1,000

The group will provide residential homes, nursing homes, hospitals and local hospices with iPads so they can stay in touch with their families/friends and the outside world to reduce social isolation. 

Pennine Mencap £600

The group will provide three types of support for adults with learning disabilities/autism:

Provide food, toiletries, household goods and topping up utility cards

Carry out welfare checks via telephone, online and text

Provide remote activities and online platforms to bring isolated 

Ashton United in the Community £1,000

Smallshaw-Hurst Community Action Group have come together to ensure that the Smallshaw and Hurst community get the help and support that they need and their voices, needs and experience are heard. The funds will be used to provide family activity packs for the residents of Smallshaw and Hurst.

Reach 4 Change £200

The group provides and delivers hot meals and food parcels when the foodbanks aren’t operating to older people and young families across Hattersley.

Dukinfield Moravian Church £1,000

To provide 40 hampers that includes food, clothes, bedding, toys and personal hygiene products, to make the lives of the most disadvantaged families that have been identified by Family Intervention Workers, that little bit easier during this crisis.

Lifecentre Hattersley £1,000

To set up a telephone line so people can request for assistance such as signposting to services for information, help with shopping or a befriending service. A petty cash float will be available for those who have no means to pay for essentials. A hardship fund will also be available to help with transport to and from medical appointments and support for those who need support to set up Universal Credit accounts.

JK Printing £200

A group of volunteers will make face visors for frontline workers upon request.

Friends of Waterloo £988

To support vulnerable members of the community by providing essential shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, errands, welfare advocacy, undertaking telephone checks/chats and liaising on their behalf (e.g. with utility companies etc) and information sharing.

Glossop Arts Project £655

To help people in the community who have long term mental and physical health conditions, become artistically active whilst confined in their homes. Provide fortnightly packs containing motivational thoughts and sayings as well as stimulating creative ideas accessible within the home.

Tough Cookies  £550

To create a number of self-care kits for young people which can help young people cope during this difficult period. The kits are packages specifically put together for teens which are created to support their resilience and coping skills and include items which can help young people to destress, and will include materials which cover top tips for working on their mental health and basic necessities such as personal hygiene/toiletries.

Helping the Community £200

A group of volunteers are coming together to assist vulnerable and isolated people/families by providing meals and collecting shopping and prescriptions. The community can request assistance via social media.

CRM Designs £200

A group of volunteers will make face visors for frontline workers upon request.

Hyde Youth Project £200

The group provided an Easter Egg drop to youths and their siblings in the household. To boost morale and provide a sense of togetherness for the youngsters who are all isolated from their friends, they will continue to keep in contact and keep the youths engaged on online platforms.

Hyde Little Theatre £1,000

To create 40 welfare packs to deliver safely to the families who are more vulnerable within their membership and the individuals who are aged 70 plus who sadly have no family in the immediate area.

Made by Mortals £1,000

To make six x 30 minute interactive people-powered musical theatre podcasts aimed at children and older people in isolation.

Age UK Tameside

£1,000

To provide and deliver emergency food packs and other essential items like toiletries and incontinence pads for older people who are self-isolating.

Tameside & Glossop Dementia Friendly Communities

£950

To help people affected by dementia to stay safe and healthy during social distancing and self-isolation. This will be done by at weekly contact, mainly by ‘phone, to support their health and wellbeing and fortnightly updates and newsletters.

Europia

£200

Upon noticing an increase in enquires for welfare advice issues, how to claim sick pay and COVID19 related issues, the funds will be carefully offered to the most vulnerable European clients and also through their existing network of community leaders they will signpost individuals and families with multiple vulnerabilities. 

Citizens Advice Tameside

£1,000

To provide all their staff with suitable equipment to allow them to operate legally, safely and confidentially from home which will enable their organisation to cope with the increase and change in demand from the community.

Shree Bharatiya Mandal

£1,000

To provide and deliver hot meals to the Indian community across Tameside who are self-isolating and who don’t live close to family members. They will also provide essential good such as food and medical supplies.

Sandwich Angels

£1,000

The group will continue to buy supplies for food boxes to distribute to struggling families and older people in isolation as demand has increased.

ReCreate

£988

To deliver a creative distance learning project for an unlimited number of people based in the local area. The activity is best suited to families and older people with an interest in arts, crafts and textiles and younger teenagers interested in spending their time creatively, however, the project is open to all. Its resources will only stretch to promote the activity in Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge but with the support from partner networks the project has the potential to reach larger participant numbers across Tameside. 

Home-Start Oldham, Stockport & Tameside

£1,000

To fund staff time, mileage and expenses such as increased mobile useage to support around 60 vulnerable people in Tameside.

Rough Diamonds

£1,000

To offer care packages of essentials to those people that may have slipped through the net and have found themselves in a really difficult situation and struggling to survive.

Cracking Good Food

£1,000

They are working with various cooks in Tameside and Greater Manchester area to provide healthy, nutritional meals for distribution in the community amongst the most vulnerable members such as older people in isolation.

Friends of Tameisde Young Carers

£1,000

To support 470 young carers in the current climate by gifting the young people activity packs.

St Martin's Church Droylsden

£200

To improve wellbeing and lessen social isolation, the group will mail weekly resources to members of their congregation and the wider community and will post videos and materials online for all in the community to engage with. These resources include practical information provided by partners such as Tameside Council, Action Together, Manchester Diocese and other materials relating to improving people’s wellbeing in a holistic way.

St Andrew's Church, Droylsden

£200

Towards the cost of keeping members of the congregation and others in the community (including those who attend the Place of Welcome which has also been suspended) connected by mailing weekly resources to members of our congregation and posting videos and materials online for all in the community to engage with. These resources include material to enable people to worship at home as  churches are closed as well as practical information provided by partners such as Tameside Council, Action Together, Manchester Diocese. 

Hyde Youth Project

£200

Hyde Youth Project has served over 100 children of the Hyde area for the past 18 months. To do an Easter egg drop to each of the houses where the youth come from and to other siblings in the household. This would encourage them and their families at this difficult time. 

To give a morale boast and a sense of togetherness for the youngsters who are all isolated from their friends. Helping to keep them in contact with the project. We are concerned about the level of mental stress in families at the present and feel this would help with the mental health of the both youngsters and families. We will include in the drop an invite for a quiz night on ZOOM and then follow this up with other ideas.

Curzon Ashton Community Foundation

£985.50

The group will produce a 12-page art therapy book and 12-page fitness and dietary advice book. These will also be available as PDF’s versions for the most vulnerable in the community. Furthermore, they will include a pack of felt tip pens and a skipping rope to benefit 150 families.

Cascade Baby Bundles CIO

£866.80

 

The group will continue to distribute baby toiletries, nappies, new bottles and new socks & underwear for our children 3-10 year olds to those families experiencing hardship. Items are collected and delivered by healthcare professionals.

Tameside Scrubees

£200

Tameside Scrubees is a  recently formed group of 50 volunteers who are making scrub suits and bags for frontline health care staff in the Tameside and Glossop areas, including  GPs and care/nursing home staff. These products are classed as general workware not PPE. The groups recycles clean used fabrics for bags but it requires new fabrics for the scrub suits and are in desperate need of funding for this. 

Active Communities Network

£952

For youth workers to receive adequate online training to improve quality of e-services when using different online platforms helping safeguarding both themselves, their organisations and most importantly the children and young people it serves. The partnership works with a diverse range of children from aged 6 through to young people aged 19 representing a broad range of children and young people across Tameside. By upskilling a partnership of youth work practitioners the funding will help increase its capacity to support children and young people with a safe, secure and quality online offer.

Infinity Initiatives

£1,000

To purchase equipment and data that will be used to connect individuals and households from the refugee and asylum seekers community to support services and loved ones.

Water Adventure Centre

£1,000

To deliver a playscheme in the Whitsun week of 25-29 May 2020 which will consist of a paper bag of resources and activities to stimulate and inspire children and young people primarily in the age group 6-10 years.

Starling

£1,000

The group will be supporting 20 of their most vulnerable and isolated young people. The service will include ‘Wellbeing Checks’ and 1-2-1 support for each young person delivered by a Wellbeing Support Worker via phone and video call.

Denton Community College PTA

£1,000

To create 100 ‘Be Kind’ comfort packs including shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush, soap, crossword, puzzle, hand made card and piece of hand made jewellery.

Community Cutz CIC

£1,000

To setup a befrienders service for the people who attend the weekly Community Salon in partnership with and St Martins 'Place of Welcome' session. From the telephone befriending service, it will be able to provide the local people of Droylsden emergency food packs and other essential items for older people like toiletries.

Parish of Mossley

£200

To stay in touch with as many people as possible in its parish, via online, and also via post for those who aren’t able to access things online. The grant will fund printing and postage for these people, many of whom are amongst vulnerable and isolated groups in our community.

WellFit Health and Wellbeing CIC

£900

Inviting parents to help their nursery and primary aged children to write a letter to a named older person local to them with a view to starting a regular correspondence and to include the children’s artwork or small craft pieces.

Syria Relief - Tameside Emergency Covid Response

£1,000

Providing food and essential supplies to the vulnerable and older, and isolated people. Supplying hot meals and breakfast packs to NHS staff at local hospitals.

7th Ashton Guides

£200

Guiding is running from home. This is via messaging parents/carers activities, badges and challenges which the Guides can do from home. To drop off craft packs in a socially distant and safe manner. 

Generation Pathway 

£800

Offering services to families struggling to cope during these difficult times. Working with older people to inspire young people using a community-based approach ensuring that’s the elders leave a lasting legacy.

Transforming Lives Together

£1,000

The 'COVID-19' project provideS food to vulnerable people through the churches the group works with. The grant funding will be used to purchase food which will be distributed by volunteers from churches in the Tameside area along with additional support e.g. signposting to other services.

Christ Church, Denton

£200

Sending out cards, prayer resources and letters to keep in touch and also cards and messages to those recently bereaved and resources to those to those unable to attend funeral services due to the current restrictions, and to those who have significant anniversaries at this time.

Hope Community Church

£900

To help relieve the boredom that many are experiencing and also assist where the church sees an immediate financial need for emergency supplies and transport for medical appointments.

King Kombat Systems

£200

Training for children and adults has stopped. The grant will be spent on postage, printing, paper, and envelopes for grading sheets for different belts so people can practice at home and keep up with training and recognition certificates for those that train at home as an incentive to keep exercising and look after their health and wellbeing. Online videos will be created of instruction on how to carryout different techniques when the training sheets are posted. This will be easily accessible for students if they want clearer instruction. 

6th Debdale (St Georges) Rainbows

£681.94

The Unit Leaders are posting out packs to girls, aged 5 to 14, every few weeks. These consist of printed copies of Girlguiding UK resources that have been adapted to suit lone working, personal challenges, fun crafts, games and activities. Girls also have access to Girlguiding publications and use these to do badge work, many of these having a basis in Community activities. The girls are encouraged to keep their Girlguiding Promise to help the Community and this has been achieved by fundraising for local charities, support for local initiatives and completing eco projects.

Some Leaders are holding weekly Zoom meetings to keep the girls in touch with each other and the Leaders are encouraged to stay connected in the same way. This has really uplifted the girls, their parents and the Leaders. The grant is for all four Units to share extra costs caused by lockdown.

Hewabowa Community Development

£800

To set up Mr ZAC to facilitate local residents with chronic Fibromyalgia and other health related issues to keep exercising online weekly with skilled trainers on Tai Chi, pilates and yoga sessions with a group of active local people and discuss COVID-19 worries / local residents to get clarity points in relation to coronavirus and social guidelines, ensuring consistent messages are communicated. 

St Mary’s (1st Haughton Green) Rainbows

£200

Help to support the proposed plan to buy/rent external activities for Zoom meetings e.g. virtual farm tour. This is in an effort to replace the day trips it would have taken the girls on.