Fast Grants make quick work for Oldham’s communities

Fast Grant applications may have closed for now, but the impact they’ve had has been felt across the borough.

Money from the Fast Grants fund has helped the Breath Easy support and advice group for people with breathing difficulties continue their members’ newsletter, Chadderton Together to get residents out and about to tea dances at Chadderton Town Hall, and Street Scene Greenfield to buy a real Christmas tree for village residents.

Fatima Women’s Group put on a traditional dress-making course to help keep traditions alive for the younger generation.  They learned new skills and socialised whilst improving spoken English, literacy and numeracy.

Fulwood Community Garden is buzzing after their Fast Grant award helped to improve their bee hives. They protected the bees during the cold winter, increasing the bees’ productivity.  The garden will eventually be open to the community and local schools for educational activities.

Keep any eye out for news of our next round of Fast Grants via the Partnership and Oldham Cares websites, as well as our social media channels.