Fast Grants application

The fund is currently closed for applications, but we will be launching 19/20 fund this August – so please register your interest below or come back to complete our short grant application then.

Here are just a few examples of how Fast Grants are helping our community.

Breathe Easy a support and advice group for people with breathing difficulties was awarded a grant so that they can continue with their members’ newsletter. It is a lifeline for some members as it keeps them up to date about the group’s news and events.

Time for tea and celebration for Chadderton Together. They were awarded a Fast Grant to continue running tea dances at Chadderton Town Hall. The tea dances have been helping residents get out and about and meet new friends. Hear from the attendees:

“It’s lovely to socialise with others, an enjoyable afternoon.  We look forward to attending and it gets us out of the home.”

“I enjoyed the dancing and meeting new people. The exercise keeps me fit at 92.”

“An old friend asked if we would like to come and as we don’t get out much I was really pleased to attend and would like to continue.”

Spotlight theatre are getting creative, using their Fast Grant to build a Chinese dragon to enhance their next production – Aladdin. The project will bring children and families together as they learn new creative skills.

Street Scene Greenfield group had a very happy Christmas. With their Fast Grant they purchased a living Christmas tree. The group work tirelessly to improve the village for all its residents.

East meets West for the Fatima Women’s Group as they put the Fast Grant money towards a traditional dress-making course in order to keep Eastern traditions alive for the younger generation. The course not only teaches dress-making skills but improves the students’ spoken English, literacy and numeracy, encouraging social networking and team work.

Fulwood Community Garden is buzzing after being awarded a Fast Grant to improve their bee hives and protect the bees during the cold winter. This will increase the bees’ productivity. Once the work has been carried out the garden will be open to the community and local schools for educational activities.

For more information or expressions of interest please email thriving.communities@oldham.gov.uk