Oldham Community Recovery Fund

Aims/priorities: We recognise community action is taking place across the Borough and we want to encourage and support this action and help to sustain and maintain our vibrant sector to support Oldham people during a very challenging time.

We want to encourage this to be done safely and in line with the most recent Public Health Guidance and Government directives.

Applications for Oldham’s Community Recovery Fund should be for projects that meet one or more of the following priorities:

Action Together COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Published date: 
Thursday, 2nd April 2020

At Action Together we recognise community action is taking place across the boroughs of Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop, and we want to encourage and support this action. 

We are delighted to let you know that we are launching a Community Response Fund that is available for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside & Glossop groups from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector working on a COVID-19 Community Response and meet either of these priorities:

POINT - Helpline Operatives

Published date: 
Thursday, 10th September 2020

POINT is registered charity based in Oldham, providing a range of Information, advice and support services to families of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, including children and young people themselves.

POINT has seen phenomenal growth in demand for our services over a number of years, and currently have a 25 strong team of staff, volunteer and trustees.  We are now recruiting for 5 new paid positions in Oldham thanks to valuable funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - Round 4

Aims/priorities: The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers funding to UK registered charities whose work takes place in the UK and directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year. The field of interest this year is 'Music and the arts; people aged 60 and over'. In particular, it will support projects that focus on the many complex issues that have arisen from the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over.

Leeds Building Society

Aims/Priorities: Grants are available to cover the costs involved directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues. 

Who can apply? The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities with a turnover of less than £1 million per year.

Grant amount: £250 - £1,000

Application process: Aplications can be made online on their website. 

Deadline: Ongoing

True Colours Trust - Small Grants UK - COVID-19 Support

Aims/priorities: The funding aims to help smaller organisations to adapt and continue to deliver their vital services in light of coronavirus/COVID-19 in order to support families in the short to medium term. This may include normal running costs of programmes which are resuming, or adaptations to existing services to allow them to take place safely. Proposals for the following areas of work will be considered, in no particular order:

LGBT+ Futures Fund

Aims/priorities: The aim of the Fund is to provide funding for LGBT+ organisations and projects to enable them to continue through the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and meet the immediate needs of LGBT+ people and communities adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants will be awarded towards ongoing work, core costs and additional work which strengthens the position of organisations and their ability to respond to community needs at this challenging time.

Emergency Grants for GM BAME Communities

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Aims/priorities: Grants are available to help small BAME led VCSE organisations to respond to the needs of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities must be expected to end by 31st March 2021.

Applications should be in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will need to show how they have taken into account government guidance about keeping people safeand must be for at least one of the below: