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Action Oldham Fund

Apply for a Grant to change local lives for the better


Action Oldham Seedcorn grants supported by The Holroyd Foundation (charity number 1156845) are now available.

The Holroyd Foundation seeks to promote health, welfare, education and opportunity and are keen to see grants distributed too small, locally based groups.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to locally based groups who are working with Oldham residents helping them to make to most of their strengths and assets.  Examples of this could be

  • supporting them to make long term improvements to their lives by enhancing skills (projects that support or encourage local people into work or volunteering, for example: confidence building projects, job clubs, skill building programmes; self-esteem workshops.)
  • supporting them to make long term improvements to their wellbeing (projects that improve physical or mental health and wellbeing, for example: starting an exercise or walking group, reading groups, workshops on health awareness projects.)
  • supporting them to realise their visions and make long term improvements to their communities (projects that help communities and groups become more sustainable, for example fitting of new flooring enabling a room to be rented out or a feasibility study/business planning to develop a community asset.

The Fund particularly wants to support projects that wish to experiment with new ideas and new approaches to developing opportunities.  

Application deadline

The deadline for funding for the Seedcorn Fund is 23 September 2016.

For further details and to find out if you are eligible contact a member of the Development team on 0161 339 2345 email: or download an application form by clicking here.


All work formerly undertaken by Voluntary Action Oldham is now part of

ACTION TOGETHER CIO, Registered charity number 1165512,

Principal office 95-97 Penny Meadow,

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP.

Oldham Office: 12 Manchester Chambers,

West Street, Oldham, OL1 1LF.

Tel: 0161 633 6222. Email:

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