Oldham Community Champions Fund

Oldham Council has been awarded funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (MHCLG) Community Champions Programme. MHCLG’s stated purpose of the funding is ‘to support people shown to be most at risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19) including those from an ethnic minority background, disabled people and others to follow safer behaviours and reduce the impact of the virus on themselves and those around them’.  

The aims in Oldham for this funding are to support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus:  

  • South Asian communities,  
  • Roma community,  
  • African communities,  
  • people with learning disabilities and autism,  
  • people with sensory disabilities and any others identified through data and insight gathering during the course of this work

We are delighted to announce that we were able to fund 31 groups distributing £301,786 to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups across Oldham.

See below the groups that have been awarded the fund and the difference it made to the Borough.

Community Champions Fund - Projects funded in Spring/Summer 2021

Group Amount Project
All Nations Church £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, South Asian communities, African communities, People with learning disabilities, People with sensory disabilities. 

Bethal Pentecostal Church Manchester £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, African communities.

Caring for People £4,950

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Celestial Church of Christ. House of Praise £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, African communities and People with learning difficulties and autism.

European & Roma Organisation £5,470

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the Roma communities.

Ghazali Trust £25,950

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Greengate Jamia Masjid Ltd £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Hope Fountain £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.

Inspirational Women to Action CIC £4,950

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.

KaskoSon's Limited £23,750

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

KeyRing  £10,741

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Nusrat Ul Islam Mosque, Community & Education Centre £4,925

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Oak Community Project £4,992

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

OBA Millennium Centre £4,995

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Oldham Greenhill Community Sports & Recreation £25,000

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Oldham Mosque Council £35,000

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Oldham Personal Advocacy Limited (OPAL) £11,400

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Oldham Play Action Group £4,996

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, South Asian communities, Roma community, African communities.

Oldham Somali Community Centre £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.

Pakistani Community Centre £4,880

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Parents of Oldham in Touch £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, People with learning disabilities and autism, People with sensory disabilities.

Pennine Mencap £11,347

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

St Barnabas Church and Community Project £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, South Asian communities, African communities, People with learning difficulties and autism.

Support And Action for Women's Network - SAWN

£26,440

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

The All Sufficient Sanctuary Church £5.000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.

The Apostolic Church £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely, Roma communities, Czech communities, African communities.

The Flowhesion Foundation  £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the South Asian communities.

Umoja Foundation Trust £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.

Vision Youth Community £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities and People with learning difficulties and autism.

Werneth & Freehold Community Development Project £22,000

Invest in the capacity to enable the group/organisation to support Oldham Council to deliver it’s Covid-19 Community Champions Programme. support those communities most at risk from Coronavirus.

Woodenstone Oldham £5,000

Support communities most at risk from Coronavirus, namely the African communities.