Helping you to build vibrant local communities

Help with Funding

Welcome to the funding section of Voluntary Action Oldham’s website. Whether you’re brand new to fundraising or an experienced fundraiser for many years, there is something here for everyone.

VAO's Development Team provides free information, support and advice to groups across the borough of Oldham on finding funds, writing successful funding applications and developing new ideas for making money and securing other resources.

So far this year, Voluntary Action Oldham has awarded over £32,600 to community groups across the Oldham Borough.  Funding from Action Oldham Seedcorn Fund and Make that Difference has helped projects to

·       Develop Oldham residents’ skills and knowledge
·       Improve physical or mental health and wellbeing of local people
·       Reduce isolation and encourage people suffering from loneliness to connect and meet up with other members of the community
·       Get people more active, more often and
·       Become more sustainable.

Click here for a full list of successful groups

Where to look for funds

VAO Funding Alert E-Bulletin includes details of key current funding opportunities. Click here to subscribe for free. Key funding opportunities are also highlighted in the News section of our website.

Funding Help

Get in touch with the Development Team at VAO if you need any help with your funding application or if you want a fresh pair eyes to check it over to check you’re selling yourselves as best as possible!

Contact Jane Pickering on 0161 633 6222 or email  Check out the factsheets on different ways of making money for your group from ‘Do It Yourself’ fundraising, grants, contracts and trading.


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 339 2345.


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