Action Together in Oldham

Action Together works across Oldham Borough, providing a range of services to support the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector.

Our core services in Oldham are:


Action Together supports people to volunteer across Oldham, and assists local organisations in developing volunteer programmes, policies, and roles.

To volunteer with Action Together in Oldham:

Contact our Oldham Volunteering Team on 0161 339 2345 or email


Development Support for Organisations

We provide support for voluntary and community organisations to establish and develop, including specialist information, advice, and training for staff, volunteers and trustees.

Contact our Oldham Development Team on 0161 339 2345 or email


Partnership Networks

Action Together works in partnership with other charities, infrastructure organisations and public bodies and collaborates on key thematic work. We also promote and advocate for the work of VCFSE organisations locally, and across Greater Manchester and the wider area.

We facilitate a range of networks in Oldham. Visit our Oldham Networks page to find out about our networks and how you can get involved.


Funding and Investment

Action Together invests in the sector, and members can apply for funding from our grants programmes. We also provide support for groups seeking and applying for investment, and direct members to appropriate sources of funding.

Search for funding in Oldham on on our Find Funding page.

Contact our Oldham Funding Team on 0161 339 2345 or email


Oldham Community Team

Our Community Team are based in community venues across Oldham, bringing Action Together's service to you and helping connect you with what's happening in your area.

Speak to us about:

  • Local volunteering
  • Funding for your ideas
  • Making connections in the community
  • Support for your community group
  • Community wellbeing

Find dates and locations on our Oldham Community Team page.


Social Prescribing in Oldham

Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Link workers also support existing community groups to be accessible and sustainable, and help people to start new groups, working collaboratively with all local partners.

The service is free to access for Oldham residents. Contact the Oldham Social Prescribing team by telephone 0161 339 2345 or email

Find out more on our Oldham social prescribing page.


State of the Sector - Oldham

The State of the Sector report analyses the significant social and economic contribution the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector makes in Oldham Borough and across the whole of Greater Manchester.

Read the 2021 State of the Sector report for Oldham.


Healthwatch Oldham

Healthwatch Oldham are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Oldham Borough.

Visit Healthwatch Oldham's website for information on their services.