Developing Communities

The Indian Community Centre in Ashton-under-Lyne

People have the power to change the places they live and the things they care about. 

At Action together we know that people can make things happen because we see it everyday. Across Oldham and Tameside right now, there are thousands of people changing lives, improving neighbourhoods and contributing positively to our region. 

  • People like the parents helping out at school, coaches teaching sport to kids or leaders at scouts and guides. 
  • People who are campaigning to save an historic building, improve their local park or preserve a wildlife habitat.
  • People like the cancer survivor who starts a support group, the parents of disabled children who meet up to share experiences or the churchgoers who decide to set up a food bank.   

At Action together we're here to help those people. We believe that by learning together, sharing skills and pooling resources we can get more done. This is the basis of community development. At Action Together we support a number of projects that increase the opportunities for people to get more involved in their community, we take an 'asset based approach', meaning we identify and support what is already happening, rather than 'doing to' communities.

We work with our local Age UK’s in Oldham and Tameside to deliver the lottery funded program, Ambition for Ageing, in both Oldham and Tameside. Click here to find out more about Ambition for Ageing Oldham and Ambition for Ageing Tameside.

Tameside's Community Wellbeing Programme, aims to support people to improve their wellbeing and reduce pressure on NHS and social care services. Click here to find out more about Tameside's Community Wellbeing Programme.

Thriving Communities vision is for people and communities in Oldham to have the power to be healthy, happy, able to make positive choices and both offer and access insightful and responsive support when required. Click here to find out more about Thriving Communities.

Big Local is a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund for residents in 150 areas around England to each use at least £1m over a 10 year period towards making a positive difference to their communities. Big Local Oldham (BLO) serves the areas of Littlemoor, Greenacres and Clarksfield. Action Together is the Local Trusted Organisation for BLO. Click here to find out more about Big Local Oldham.