Volunteer Celebration Fund 2022 - Action Together

All funds in Oldham have been allocated, so we are no longer accepting applications from groups in Oldham Borough. The fund remains open in Rochdale and Tameside but due to the popularity of this grant we encourage groups to apply as soon as possible.

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, Rochdale and Tameside
  • 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

Who can apply? Formally constituted voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups who are members of Action Together or informal social action or mutual aid groups. If you are not a member of Action Together, click here - it's free!

Grant amount: You can apply for a grant up to:

  • £500 if you are formally constituted and are a member of Action Together; or
  • £200 if you are an informal social action or mutual aid activity

Application process: 

Guidance Notes and Application Form

Deadline: You can apply any time up to 31 July 2022 (12 noon) however no applications will be accepted once the current fund available has been allocated so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Any funds awarded must be spent by 31 December 2022.

Contact information: Tel 0161 339 2345 e mail: funding@actiontogether.org.uk

up to £1000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Partnerships and Consortiums
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Unconstituted Group
Funding Theme: 
Unpublish Date: 
Sunday, 31 July, 2022