Enterprise Development Programme - Black and Minoritised Communities

Aims/priorities: The Enterprise Development Programme aims to provide business and financial support to charities and social enterprises in England that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and require financial or business support to make the transition, with the ultimate aim of taking on social investment in the future. The programme is open to organisations working across a range of sectors, which will vary as the programme runs its course.

Currently applications are invited from organisations working in the following sectors:

Hilden Charitable Fund

Aims/priorities: Hilden Charitable Fund, a grant-making organisation which aims to address disadvantage by supporting causes less likely to raise funds from public sources, is once again accepting applications after undertaking a funding strategy review earlier this year.

There are two funding programmes available:

Chance to win free yellow school bus

Published date: 
Tuesday, 24th May 2022
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Put the 'us' in bus this summer with chance to win free yellow school bus

Whether its reading spaces, quiet places or somewhere to meet new faces, people are being asked to submit their ideas for a chance to win a free decommissioned yellow school bus this summer.

From Monday 23 May, individuals, schools, community groups, sports teams and volunteer organisations can bid to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to win one of nine yellow school buses that will be decommissioned from the existing fleet in July 2022.

Core20PLUS5 VCSE Survey

Published date: 
Tuesday, 24th May 2022
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Core20PLUS5 is a national initiative aimed at addressing health inequalities ( The Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) is running a Core20PLUS5 project in Greater Manchester working with the Caribbean and African community to gather lived experiences that would feed into codesigning and coproducing pathways across core health conditions.  

Groups Receive Funding Through the Tameside Recovery Fund

Published date: 
Tuesday, 24th May 2022

The Tameside Community Recovery Fund is a Participatory Budgeting event where local communities can have a say and vote for their favourite community project. The Fund is supported by Action Together.

Earlier this month 10 local groups from Tameside West (Denton, Audenshaw and Droylsden) received funding (of up to £2,000 per group) with the aim of re-building their communities to develop a greener, safer and stronger place to live!

Applications for Tameside South area are open until Monday 30 May. To find out more go to our Find Funding section.

Group raises funds for new defibrillator

Published date: 
Tuesday, 24th May 2022

On Thursday 19 May the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Janet Cooper, and her consort, Mr Dennis Fitzpatrick attended the Richmond Street Community Centre, Ashton for the dedication of the new defibrillator mounted in the Centre. 

The mayor said she was very pleased that the defibrillator has been fitted as they are lifesavers. She thanked all those who contributed to the fundraising and fitting of the defibrillator. Joy Foster, a member of Place of Welcome, states "It was great that we have been able to raise the funds so quickly".

Oakland Foundation

Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to support projects targeted at children under the age of 16 years and their families who live in England and Wales focusing on the themes of education, health and nutrition, and sport. Grants can support projects and activities focused on: