HMR CCG prides itself on finding innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of the borough.

Over the last five years, we have given one-off grants totalling £4.9 million to local community and voluntary groups to fund more than 150 projects with a health benefit.

This year’s SIF of £400,000 aims to ‘Strengthen and Support Communities’ by having the third and voluntary sector at the heart of Rochdale, playing a key role in service delivery. We are excited to inform that there are two separate funding opportunities this year and charities, community and voluntary organisations may submit bids to either or both funding pots.  Details of both funding opportunities are below:

  • Strengthening Communities Fund – grants of up to £25,000 - A Full Application form which will be reviewed by a SIF panel.  Grants to be awarded in March 2018 for service delivery in April 2018.
  • Supporting Communities Fund – grants of up to £10,000 - A Short Application form will be reviewed by a SIF panel and applications meeting criteria will be invited to present their project to the SIF panel. Grants to be awarded in March 2018 for service delivery in April 2018.

The deadline for applications to the Strengthening Communities Fund of £300,000 is Monday 29th January 2018 at 5pm.

The deadline for applications to the Supporting Communities Fund of £100,000 is Friday 12th January 2018 at 5pm.

All applications will be considered by a SIF panel, with representatives from HMR CCG and Rochdale Borough Council. Applications will be considered in the New Year, with organisations notified in March 2018.  Successful applicants should aim to commence delivery of the project in April 2018.

Organisations are asked to read the CCG SIF Guidance Notes to see if their organisation/ project will be eligible for funding.

Download documents below:


For support or further information on the Social Investment Fund, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01706 652 853.




Case studies - just a few examples of the achievements so far

We've had some fantastic outcomes from projects funded by the Social Investment Fund. Find out about the achievements by clicking on the links below.

Communities working together to improve health and wellbeing

Angling for all ages and abilities

Boxing to improve physical and emotional health of young people 

Support to empower mental health

Building better lives for children in Rochdale

Helping stroke survivors in Rochdale to live an active lifestyle






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