Aims/priorities: Domestic abuse can negatively impact upon the health and wellbeing of those who are living with or have experienced domestic abuse and their children/families, and it can happen to anyone. It is important that we provide the best possible care and support to those who are affected. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC) are committed to proactively working in partnership with local communities and organisations to create communities where people can easily access the information and support they need within their local community.
The aims and priorities of this grant have been informed by people who are living with or have experienced domestic abuse and TMBC are working in partnership with Action Together to distribute the grants.
Grants of up to £200 and £1,000 are available to support projects/activities delivered by Tameside based Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise groups and organisations that:
Focusses on making domestic abuse everybody’s business by raising awareness, how to recognise it and reducing stigma around domestic abuse. Examples of projects can include but are not limited to:
- Awareness and response activities
- Advice and information drop in sessions
- Community Champions programmes
- Information toolkits
Can provide a safe neutral space for people to go to if they want to make a disclosure, or to receive peer support or stress relieving social activities. Examples or projects can include but are not limited to:
- Neutral social activity/stress relieving activity such as arts and crafts, yoga, health walk.
- Peer support social groups
- Mums and tots groups
- Coffee mornings
Can support children who have been impacted by domestic abuse. Examples or projects can include but are not limited to:
- Summer clubs and holiday activities
- Healthy relationship awareness and response activities (this includes prevention as well as involving children already impacted by domestic abuse)
- Family activity days raising awareness, for example a picnic with conversations around domestic abuse.
Who can apply? To be eligible to apply, an organisation must be:
- A VCFSE (Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise) organisation/ group
- A member of Action Together – you can find out how to become a member for free here or contact us at email@example.com to discuss your membership with us;
- Based in Tameside.
It is good practice for applicants to have some understanding of the law and legislations around domestic abuse, safeguarding and Tamesides Domestic Abuse Strategy 2021 – 2026. If awarded, it is compulsory that staff and volunteers in your organisation have received the Tameside Domestic Abuse Training offered by TMBC. We also encourage all applicants to access this free resource to improve our community response to domestic abuse:
- Thursday 8th September 22 at 10am - 4pm - click here to register
- Friday 9th September 22 at 10am - 4pm - click here to register
- Thursday 15th September 22 at 10am - 4pm - click here to register
- Thursday 29th September 22 at 10am - 4pm - click here to register
- Friday 30th September 22 at 10am - 4pm - click here to register
Grant amount: You can apply for a grant for up to:
- £1,000 if you are formally constituted or agree to work towards becoming constituted; or
- £200 if you are an informal social action or mutual aid activity*. You don’t need to be constituted or work towards this.
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: You can download an application form here:
Deadline: The funds will be open for applications at 12:00 on Wednesday 22 June 2022 and will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 20 July 2022.
Contact information: For further information about how to apply please Email firstname.lastname@example.org.