Adult Social Care funds 44 voluntary organisations to support the Prevention First agenda with “Prevention and Communities Grants”. Details of these can be seen in the prospectus here. In addition, three organisations have contracts to provide advice and guidance about new or exacerbating conditions – disability, sight loss and hearing loss.

The P&C Programme was last re-commissioned in October 2019 after the 10+ year historical Third Sector Grants Programme was aligned to BCC’s Prevention First Outcomes Framework. Some 45 organisations have since supported tens of thousands of citizens to lead happier, healthier and more independent lives in their own homes and communities and played a key role during the Covid19 pandemic, ensuring no citizen goes without support.

The commissioning team in Adult Social Care is working towards the re-commissioning of the Prevention and Communities Grants Programme (P&C Programme), which is due to end on 30 September 2023.

BVSC supports this programme by providing support to the grant holders, sharing good practice and will be providing additional support to existing grant holders and other voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations during the recommissioning process.

Three events with the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sector are being held in August 2022. The final one is 23 August – link to events pages

The slides that the commissioning team are using to explain the recommissioning programme and short survey about priorities and gaps can be seen here

More to come on Prevention & Communities Grants. Coming soon.