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:

CRH Charitable Trust

Aims/priorities: The funding is for charitable activities that seek to support children, young people and adults with mental illness and mental disability in north west England.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate how the work will be financed after the Trust's grant has ended. Priority is given to local organisations. National organisations will need to demonstrate that any spend can be restricted to the local area.

Who can apply? Charities or not-for-profit organisations working in north west England may apply. 

Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Aims/priorities: Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health. The grants can be used to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports mental health. The emphasis will be on innovation – using new methods, channels, technology, ideas or approaches to reach out and effect change.

Tech for Good Build 2021

Aims/priorities: Grants for not-for-profit organisations to define, test and develop digital solutions, or re-purpose existing technology in order to meet a social need or challenge in one of Comic Relief's core issue areas. The COVID-19 crisis has since increased the need for organisations to explore how digital and design approaches can be used to create more impact for the people they work with. The funding is most suitable for organisations or partnerships that have undertaken a small amount of early stage discovery work.