Adult Social Care currently funds 44 voluntary organisations to support the Prevention First agenda with “Prevention and Communities (P&C) 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.

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.

Cabinet approval for the current P&C Grants Programme was given in May 2019 – in the cabinet report: Putting Prevention First: Investing in Communities. The P&C Grants Programme was recommissioned in October 2019 for a period of 2 years and extended during the pandemic for a further 2 years.

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 Prevention First agenda is explained on this page.

The commissioning team in Adult Social Care is re-commissioning the Prevention and Communities Grants Programme, which is due to end on 30 September 2023. The deadline for applying for the grants is 09 May 2023. Details about this are here

Awareness Webinars

BVSC have been running some awareness sessions with P&C grant holders and others. Details of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Webinar from BID Services can be found here