Oldham Distress Fund

The Council have created the Oldham Distress Fund (registered charity number 225145) to receive donations for all residents affected by the gas explosion in Shaw.

How to donate

If anyone wishes to make a contribution, the options are:-


You can donate using our payment gateway. you will need to select 'Miscellaneous Payments' and then 'Oldham Distress Fund'.


You can also call during the opening hours of 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am to 1pm (Saturday only).

  • Donation line 0161 770 6611


Cheques should be made payable to Oldham Distress Fund

You can send cheques in the post to:

A Cooper
Finance Services Team
Oldham Council
Level 14
Civic Centre
West Street
Oldham, OL1 1UG

You can hand cheques in at either of the following addresses:

Co-operative Bank
12 Market Place
Spindles Centre

Shaw & Crompton Parish Council
23 High Street

In person

Donations can be made at:

  • The Co-operative Bank in Oldham Town Centre
  • The Yorkshire Bank in Shaw
  • Barclays Bank in Shaw 
  • The RBS bank in Shaw

The Council have also applied for funds from the Greater Manchester Disaster Relief Fund to be available for the victims.

There are also funds in the AV Davies Charity whose trustees are meeting this week to discuss future arrangements.