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:

Made By Sport Fund

Aims/priorities: Funding is available for organisations operating mostly in disadvantaged communities, often working collaboratively with other partners to meet local need and may offer cross-sector activities.

Specifically, they will fund clubs and organisations which can demonstrate that they are using sport to work towards one or more of the following outcomes:

Cruach Trust

Aims/priorities: The Cruach Trust is a small Scottish charity, which likes to make a difference with its donations. Firstly, the trust provides financial support for gardeners, retired gardeners and for preserving gardens throughout the United Kingdom.  Then the trustees also have discretion to make donations to a wide range of organisations in the UK and abroad, with charitable objectives of whatever nature.

Who can apply? Registered or recognised charities, societies, trusts or other bodies.

Grant amount: Not specified

Victoria Wood Foundation

Aims/priorities: The Victoria Wood Foundation was set up following the death of comedian Victoria Wood in 2016.  The Trustees are former friends of Victoria and are interested in supporting areas that would have interested her, namely the arts, in all forms.

Who can apply? Arts organisations and groups in the UK are welcome to apply. 

Grant amount: Not specified

Application process: Applications should be made in writing via the contact form on the Victoria Wood Foundation website.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Aims/priorities: Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome. The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).