Covid-19 vulnerable adults community grants

Monday, 27 April, 2020

Invitation to apply for community grants to support vulnerable adults.

This grant call is made by Birmingham City Council’s Adult Social Care function under the Prevention and Communities Grants Programme in support of the wider Adult Social Care vision. It seeks proposals to prevent and relieve hardships for vulnerable adults because of the Covid-19 situation.

The scheme supports the recent one made by the Birmingham Children’s Partnership for vulnerable children, young people and families, but the focus here is to delivery timey support to adults aged 18 plus with any of these vulnerabilities:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health support needs
  • Physical and Sensory Disabilities
  • Neurodiverse support needs

Proposals will also be considered for other vulnerable adults not in receipt of other direct Covid-19 government funding sources.

In summary, grants will be made where actions:

  • Help vulnerable adults living at home with additional needs because of Covid-19
  • Provide new or upscaled actions, delivered direct to vulnerable households. 
  • Reduce demand on acute services by providing alternative support pathways.
  • Grants of between £2,000 and £40,000 are available to meet service needs, dependant on the scale of actions to be delivered.   

All voluntary, community and faith groups are invited to bid through a simple and accelerated process designed to get the money out the door to where it will make the most difference.

This invitation is part of the Birmingham Children’s Partnership response to Covid-19 for our vulnerable families.

Birmingham Children’s Partnership includes Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and West Midlands Police.

Visit the Birmingham City Council website for more guidance and details about how to apply. https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50233/support_for_residents_during_the_coronavirus_covid-19/2170/covid-19_vulnerable_adults_community_grants