Externally Funded Programmes

We’re constantly striving to bring additional investment into our neighbourhoods. Officers work with multiple partner agencies to identify and attract external funding. In addition, we support the following funding streams in Bolton:

Big Local

A million pound investment in Tonge with The Haulgh. The Big Local is a resident-led program, investing in Tonge with The Haulgh to make it an even better place to live.

For more information, please email: yvonne.seal@boltonathome.org.uk.

Foundation for the Future

The Foundation for the Future partnership offers volunteering opportunities abroad with the chance to work alongside established charities FAST Romania or Otalom (Heated Streets) in Hungary and ZNI in Slovenia. The partnership forms part of our drive to help boost the CVs and employability of local people whilst investing in our communities.

For more information, please visit: www.boltonathome.org.uk/volunteer-in-europe.


Our team of Community Development Officers, Housing Arts Officers and Peer Navigators work closely with other services and agencies to ensure communities are accessing the support they need, where they need it. We develop and sustain major partnerships for the benefit of our communities, including with:

The Octagon Theatre (octagonbolton.co.uk, opens in a new tab):

Thousands of free or reduced price tickets distributed to our residents, community groups, and outreach projects across the borough.

Bolton Wanderers Community Trust (www.bwitc.org.uk, opens in a new tab):

Hundreds of local youngsters involved in positive activities across sport, education and volunteering through the Premier League Kicks initiative.

Urban Outreach (www.urbanoutreach.co.uk, opens in a new tab):

Working in partnership to deliver a network of Storehouse Pantries, giving struggling residents in target areas access to food and other household essentials for a small weekly subscription. You can learn more about our food pantries here: www.boltonathome.org.uk/food-support.

And many other partners:

Including Bolton Council, Bolton CVS, BRASS, Backup, Bolton Community Homes, Endeavour, local businesses, schools, faith groups, and more.