One Oldham Fund

Aims/priorities: This fund will focus on investment in the VCFSE sector’s resilience to deliver the ongoing Covid response, to contribute to the delivery of Oldham’s Covid Recovery Strategy priorities and to enable key VCFSE organisations to remain viable. It incorporates and builds on the support previously offered by Oldham's Community Recovery Fund.

If you would like to find out more about this Fund please join one of our online Meet the Funder sessions - you will find details of the next one here

Applications should be for projects that meet one or more of the following priorities:

1. Driving Equality

  • Enabling those adversely impacted by COVID-19 to access the help they need
  • Reducing inequality and building resilience across Oldham’s communities
  • Reducing poverty and helping people get back on their feet

2. Promoting Health and Wellbeing and Supporting the Most Vulnerable

  • Continuing to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Oldham
  • Working with residents and communities to improve health and wellbeing, preventing illness and premature death
  • Safeguarding and supporting our most vulnerable residents

There is an expectation that this grant funding must be spent and project activities must be completed must completed by no later than 31 March 2022.

Who is the funding for? 

You can apply for a grant

Up to £200 if you:

  • have an annual income up to £10,000, and
  • do not have a constitution but you are involved in informal social action or mutual aid activity;.

Up to £1,000.00 if you: 

  • have an annual income up to £10,000, and
  • are a voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) group working in the borough of Oldham, and
  • are a member of Action Together (you can register for free to become a member here), and
  • are formally constituted

Up to £10,000.00 if you :

  • are a voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) group working in the borough of Oldham, and
  • a member of Action Together (you can register for free to become a member here), and
  • are formally constituted: and
  • you have at least two people on your board or committee who are not related

You may not apply for a grant if you are an organisation that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members.

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

£1,000.00 Guidance notes and Application form

£10,000.00 Guidance notes and Application form

Deadline:  Rolling programme however there is an expectation that any funding awarded as part of this phase of the One Oldham Fund will be spent by 31 March 2022

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

Be part of the One Oldham Fund Grant Programme and have your say

We are excited to announce that we have launched our new One Oldham Fund Grant’s Programme. It will initially focus on our sector’s resilience to deliver the ongoing Covid response, contribute to the delivery of Oldham’s Covid Recovery Strategy and enable key VCFSE organisations to remain viable with a focus on driving equality, promoting health and wellbeing and supporting the most vulnerable in Oldham.

We are looking for additional members for our panel to help us to make decisions about which applications should be funded. The panel is made up of representatives from the community, the funder, councillors and the Youth Council. We are looking for additional community representatives to bring their skills, expertise and insight from their communities to the decision-making process to ensure that a fair and balanced approach is adopted.

Applications will be sent to you, and feedback requested by e mail – however full training will be given by us and there will be opportunities for you to meet with other panel members and members of Action Together to discuss any aspect of the process or any applications in more detail.

If you are interested or would like to have a chat with us to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Sharon McGladdery by e mail sharon.mcgladdery@actiontogether.org.uk or call 0161 339 2345 x3101

Place: 
Applicants: 
Organisations
Amount: 
£1000.01 to £10,000
Structure: 
Charitable Company
CIC
CIO
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Covid 19
Local
General
Health and Wellbeing
Unpublish Date: 
Thursday, 31 March, 2022