Action Together teams up with the Action Oldham fund to celebrate volunteers

Date published: 01 May 2019

Local charity, Action Together is celebrating volunteers’on the 1st until the 7th June by launching the Volunteers’ Week Activity Fund. 

Action Together is inviting voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise groups and organisations in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside to apply for up to £500 for activities that focus on recruiting, retaining or rewarding volunteers during June 2019.
Action Together has teamed up with the Action Oldham Fund in Oldham, Rochdale Borough Council and Tameside’s Community Wellbeing Investment Programme to release £5,000 per area for the Volunteers’ Week Activity Fund. 
Volunteers’ Week on the 1st June to the 7th June, is a time to recognise the invaluable and diverse contribution thousands of volunteers make across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

The Volunteers’ Week Activity Fund provides an opportunity to thank each and every one of your volunteers from trustees to campaigners and carers to fundraisers.
Liz Windsor-Welsh, Action Together’s Chief Executive, commented, “We are launching this fund to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers that work across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

We know how important the work is that volunteers do and want to encourage more people to consider giving volunteering a go.

We’ve worked with our strategic partners who share our passion for celebrating volunteers from every walk of life, to create the Volunteers’ Week Activity Fund.

Action Together is so grateful to its own volunteers too, 130 local people give their time to volunteer with us in a wide variety of roles from volunteer drivers to trustees. We know the difference this makes to our local communities but also to the lives of the people that volunteer.

Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity for us to raise the profile of volunteering and it’s a good time for groups and organisations to recruit new volunteers."

To find out how you can apply to Action Together’s Volunteers’ Week Activity Fund, visit

Application closing date for Oldham and Tameside: 12pm on Friday 10 May 2019
Decision date for Oldham and Tameside: 17 May 2019

​Application closing date for Rochdale: 12pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019
Decision date for Rochdale: 31 May 2019  

Action Together supports, advises and helps individuals, volunteers, groups and organisations in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Our teams have a wealth of experience that could help strengthen your community group and grow your ideas. If you need training, support or advice contact our teams on Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email: or visit

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