At their respective AGMs in October, the members of both Voluntary Action Oldham and Community and Voluntary Action Tameside voted unanimously in favour of merging their organisations
The reasons for this decision were both financial and to help increase the future viability of the merged organisation. The major source of income for both organisations are the local authorities and therefore, with the increasing pressure on their budgets, there have been implications for both Voluntary Action Oldham and CVAT.
The Case for Change document (attached below) gives further information about the background to the merger. It is expected that work will now be undertaken until March 2016 to map out what the new organisation will look like with the aim to formally merge in April 2016.
The Case for Change