Oldham Community Recovery Fund

funding update

Aims/priorities: We recognise community action is taking place across the Borough and we want to encourage and support this action and help to sustain and maintain our vibrant sector to support Oldham people during a very challenging time.

We want to encourage this to be done safely and in line with the most recent Public Health Guidance and Government directives.

Applications for Oldham’s Community Recovery Fund should be for projects that meet one or more of the following priorities:

  • Encouraging fit and healthy people and communities
  • Developing people's skills
  • Changing your local area for the better
  • Encouraging people to get involved in their community and social action
  • Protecting those who are vulnerable and those who are victims of crime or at risk of being victimised, including domestic abuse.
  • Building resilience, feelings of safety and confidence in community safety.
  • Preventing anti-social and criminal behaviour in Oldham
  • Helping to build resilient and resourceful communities in Oldham including online communities and protecting the places where people live, work, socialise or travel.

Funds will enable organisations to adapt their models to ensure they can operate safely according to Covd19 guidelines, and effectively support communities to recover and rebuild.

Applications for the Community Recovery Fund should meet both of the following criteria and link with Oldham Borough’s locality response. 

The fund has contributions from Thriving Communities and Community Safety & Cohesion Partnership and OHIP

Who can apply?  Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups working in the borough of Oldham

Grant amount: You can apply for a grant up to  

£1,000 if you are formally constituted and are a member or become a member of Action Together; or 

£200 if you are an informal social action or mutual aid activity.  

Please note: 

  • Mutual Aid is the term we use to describe people giving each other needed support in communities.   
  • Social Action is the term we use to describe people coming together (physically or remotely) to help solve the problems that are important in their communities. 

Application process: Click below for the relevant application form.

£200 Guidance notes and Application form

£1,000 Guidance notes and Application form

Deadline:  Rolling programme

Contact: Tel: 0161 339 2345 and ask for Oldham Development or email: development@actiontogether.org.uk


up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19