Action Together in Tameside

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

Our core services in Tameside are:


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

To volunteer with Action Together in Tameside:

Contact our Tameside 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 Tameside 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 voluntary and community organisations locally, and across Greater Manchester and the wider area.

We facilitate a range of networks in Tameside. Visit our Tameside 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 Tameside on on our Find Funding page.

Contact our Tameside Funding Team on 0161 339 2345 or email


Tameside Community Team

Our Community Team are based in community venues across Tameside, 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 Tameside Community Team page.


Social Prescribing in Tameside

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 Tameside residents. Contact the Tameside Social Prescribing team

Find out more on our Tameside social prescribing page.


State of the Sector - Tameside

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

Read the 2021 State of the Sector report for Tameside.


Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles is a community transport scheme for residents of Tameside. We have a team of volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to take people to and from health and wellbeing appointments.

On your appointment day, our Miles of Smiles driver will collect you from your home, escort you to the car and take you to your appointment. If you wish, they will stay in the waiting area while you attend your appointment and then take you home.

To register for the service, or to become a volunteer driver, visit our Miles of Smiles page.


Healthwatch Tameside

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

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