Volunteer Celebration Fund

Aims/priorities: Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June) is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.  During another difficult year, people from all walks of life have taken the time to volunteer and made a huge difference to people and their communities. Action Together is inviting local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside to apply for one of our Volunteer Celebration Funds to support an activity during 2022. When thanking your volunteers, take a moment to remember each and every one of them. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, this is a great time to think about the fantastic contribution all your volunteers make. It’s also a chance to think about what volunteering means to you. How can you celebrate people from every walk of life who are getting involved in volunteering? It might also be an opportunity to recruit new volunteers within your organisation. 

Grants of up to £500 are available for events and activities that include one or more of the following priorities:

Recruit - Involving new volunteers to help run your group or support your organisation, which are inclusive and flexible to meet the diverse communities across Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale.

Retain - Creating opportunities for your volunteers to feel connected, valued and supported.

Recognise - Celebrating your volunteers, their achievements, and the difference they make within communities across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside – particularly during the Covid 19 Pandemic and the recovery from it.