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Third Sector Commissioning Team

Grant funding available for services that support vulnerable adults

Birmingham City Council is launching its ‘Adults and Communities Third Sector Commissioning Prospectus 2012-2014’.

This 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 2 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 Adults and Communities 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, which can be downloaded at www.finditinbirmingham.com.

Who can apply?

Grants are available to Third Sector Organisations, a term the Council uses to describe voluntary and community organisations including registered charities:

  • Community groups
  • Voluntary organisations
  • 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

Following the briefing sessions provided you can find out more by viewing both presentations below along with the Frequently Asked Questions which will be updated throughout the process.

How to apply

The prospectus and application form can be downloaded at http://www.finditinbirmingham.com

Completed application forms should be emailed to thirdsectorcommissioning@birmingham.gov.uk by 5.00pm on Tuesday 24th April 2012

Other useful websites

Birmingham Voluntary Service Council

Resources, funding and finance for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises

A page of useful information and links for third sector, community and voluntary groups

i-Social Entrepreneurs start, develop and sustain social enterprises, social firms and voluntary and community sector organisations

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