Grant funding for family carers projects

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020

In July 2019, Forward Carers was commissioned by Birmingham City Council, Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (BSOL CCG) and the Children’s Trust to operate and deliver Birmingham Carers Hub, a service for unpaid Carers in Birmingham.

As part of the commitment to further develop an integrated pathway and deliver the best services for carers collaboratively with other organisations, Forward Carers would like to invite organisations to apply for funding of up to £25,000 to deliver carer services in Birmingham. This funding will be for a 12 month period. Where resources permit there will be opportunities for service extensions beyond 12 months.

Forward Carers are looking to support projects which will deliver positive change, benefits for carers and value for money in the following priority areas, which will be released in rounds:

Round One is now closed. Services start in April 2020.

Round Two

  • Services for Carers supporting someone with a Substance Misuse
  • Services for Carers supporting someone with a Sensory Impairment
  • Services supporting mutual Carers

Open for applications Tuesday 4th February, closing noon on Thursday 27th February 2020.

Service start date May 2020.

Round Three

  • Services for young Carers aged 14 years and over
  • Services for Young Adult Carers (18 – 25 years old)
  • Innovation – other Carer services

Open for applications Tuesday 3rd March, closing noon on 26th March 2020.

Service start date June 2020.

For further information including how to apply, please visit