If you're connected with a local group or organisation supporting adults, they might be eligible to apply for a grant from Birmingham City Council.
The council has approved spending of up to £4.9 million over the next three years in Prevention and Communities. This approach will invest the Council's resources in programmes of funding which support "Prevention First" and the Adult Social Care Vision and Strategy. It includes the procurement of Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) services for citizens with new and emerging conditions, as well as several programmes of grant awards to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations for activity and services. Community Opportunities and Prevention and Early Intervention grant programmes are ring-fenced for current providers, whilst New and Emerging and Community Inclusion are open to those not currently contracted to deliver support.
The first of two stakeholder engagement events to share information about these opportunities has been held, with another scheduled for early July (date TBC). In addition, weekly advice sessions at BVSC are held each Friday morning (until the end of July – the submission deadline), so if you know of a local group or organisation who'd like to discuss a proposal, please email Rosie Barrett on
More information about the grant opportunities can be found here: https://brumnns.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/new-prevention-and-communities-grants-programme-launched/