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Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT)

As of April 1 2016 Community and Voluntary Action Tameside (CVAT) and Voluntary Action Oldham (VAO) are now known as Action Together CIO, Registered charity number 1165512, Principal office 95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP.

As the leading support and development agency for voluntary, community and faith groups in Tameside, our overarching mission is to build and support a strong and vibrant voluntary and community action in Tameside. We aim to do this through the provision of our development services, offering community and faith groups and organisations grass roots support; our networks, offering you the chance to make connections and have influence; and our volunteer support services, offering support to individuals and those organisations involving volunteers.

We want to ensure that we are responsive to the needs of those people, groups and organisations and following on from the State of the Sector Report, we know that we work with a large number of 'micro-organisations' who often need access to support and information outside of usual office hours. So we have designed this website with you in mind, giving you step by step guides to many procedures and processes.

As well as the 'self-help' aspect of our site, the learning zone is packed full of downloadable factsheets, and a calendar of workshops and events to broaden your knowledge and help you deliver your services more effectively.

You will also find information on our projects from Time Banking in Tameside to Tameside 4 Good

We hope you find our site useful and are always looking for feedback. Go to the Contact Us section to get in touch.