Standing Together Community Grant - update

Published date: 
Wednesday, 6th March 2019

Oldham Community Safety and Cohesion Partnership recently awarded £100,000 to 10 projects across the Oldham Borough who are promoting healthy relationships and supporting young people affected by domestic violence and abuse and prevent them from becoming involved in violence themselves. 

Groups included:

  • Fullcircle NW CIC –will deliver opportunities for personal development, have a positive impact on health and well-being and raise the issue of domestic abuse in a safe, structured learning environment in South Chadderton and Sholver.
  • The respect project delivered by Keeping Our Girls Safe (KOGS) is aimed at girls aged between 14 and 18 and uses art-based workshops as a way of engaging with girls from hard to reach communities and covering topics such as grooming and CSE.
  • Oak Community Development’s #I Respect project is about challenging attitudes that promote violence and abuse within the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Oldham.
  • Off the Record will use NEON as a base to deliver their counselling service to young people
  • Real Education Empowering Lives (Reel) received money for two projects – one offering a safe space and emotional support to young people aged 13-19 who have been effected by domestic violence and the other project is a pilot programme testing a new model to fundamentally change early identified perpetrator behaviour to reduce victims and keep families safer.
  • Vision Youth and Community are looking at the cultural and generation divide between young and older members of families and will carry out workshops to develop relationships, skills and the future aspirations of people attending.
  • Werneth & Freehold Community Development Project will be delivering the ‘Expect Respect’ programme of fun activities for young people to explore set themes through role play, art, games, social media research, displays etc. It will focus on children in junior school and senior school to age 18 years old.  Their ‘Respect me’ programme will be targeted intervention work with individuals and families.
  • I AM. ME. is Westwood and Coldhurst Women’s Project (WCWA) project aimed at young People who are often neglected and isolated, therefore left vulnerable and open to familial/ relationship abuse and susceptible to child sexual exploitation/ grooming.

If you would like more information on the Standing Together Grant please contact the Development Team at Action Together on or call 0161 339 2345