ROCA 2020


ROCA 2020

ROCA (Respect Our Community Awards) is a scheme which offers funding to community and voluntary groups in Oldham. Small grants of up to £500 are available and will be awards to groups that provide the most benefits to our local communities.

Take a look at our case studies to see for yourself how ROCA has benefitted Oldham-based community groups:

How do I apply?

The first round of 2020 ROCA funding has now closed - the deadline was 5pm, 2 March 2020. Keep your eyes peeled for this year's second round of funding in autumn!

All applications are judged by a panel made up of community representatives.

Applicants are asked to complete an electronic form available on this page when the funding is open. Downloadable copies are also available using the forms on the right hand side of the page. These should be emailed to roca@fcho.co.uk once completed.

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before applying.

Tips for submitting a successful application

Have a clear, well thought out project plan and consider:

  • What are you looking to achieve?
  • Who are you helping, who will benefit from the project?
  • How are you going to do it?
  • Why is the funding needed?
  • Where and when is it going to take place?
  • What will be the end result?
  • What do you need to deliver the project?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How will you keep track of your progress?

If you have any questions, please email roca@fcho.co.uk or call 0161 393 5515.

Please include your postcode
Project details
Please be specific


If you are unsure, please provide an estimate
If applicable
Finance details


Additional information
With minimum of 2 signatories. If not, ROCA would purchase the items on your behalf.



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ROCA contact details

Telephone: 0161 393 5515
Email: roca@fcho.co.uk