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Grant funding available for services to support vulnerable adults

Date added: 16/03/2012


Third sector organisations throughout the city are being invited to apply for Birmingham City Council funding after the council’s Third Sector Commissioning Prospectus 2012-14 was unveiled this week.

The prospectus outlines a range of services for vulnerable adults that the council is looking to support via grant funding.

Grants will be offered for an initial period of up to two years, with a potential one year extension option.

What services is the council looking to support?

Grants are available for services that can deliver on the Department of Health’s Adults Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) Four Domains (and the council’s Adults and Communities Directorate’s six Prevention Outcomes):

•     Enhancing the quality of life for people with care and support needs
•     Delaying and reducing the need for residential care and support
•     Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care and support
•     Safeguarding adults whose circumstances make them vulnerable and  protecting them from avoidable harm

More information about the type of services the council is looking to support and the six prevention outcomes are available in the prospectus (download below).

Who can apply?

Grants are available to third sector organisations, a term the council uses to describe voluntary and community organisations including registered charities:

•    Voluntary organisations
•    Community groups
•    Faith groups engaged in voluntary social action
•    Not-for-profit organisations
•    Community interest companies and social enterprises operating to meet city-wide and local needs through advocacy, campaigning and providing services.

The council is particularly encouraging partnership and consortium bids.

How to find out more

Briefing sessions are being held where you can find out more about what services the council is looking to support and how to apply for funding. Training will be provided on the application form. There is no need to register for these events:

•    Carrs Lane Church Centre, Friday 16 March 2012, 9.30am to 12.30pm
•    Birmingham Midland Institute, Tuesday 20 March 2012, 9.30am to 12.30pm
•    Carrs Lane Church Centre, Friday 23 March 2012,  9.30am to 12.30pm

Any interested third sector organisations should read the full prospectus and use the application form and guidance notes below:

Birmingham City Council Third Sector Commissioning Prospectus 2012-14 (PDF)

Application form (Word doc)
Guidance notes (Word doc)

Completed application forms should be emailed to thirdsectorcommissioning@birmingham.gov.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 24 April 2012.



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