There are grants of up to £5,000 are available to help local community groups in Edgbaston and Northfield to deliver projects for vulnerable people aged 18 – 49 with long term disabilities.
The aim of the fund is to:
- Help to make existing places and activities more accessible to disabled adults
- Invest in new community activities which disabled adults can access
- Invest in the development of the skills, knowledge and support available to community-based networks, groups and organisations
Projects must contribute to one of the following outcomes:
• Increased social participation
• Healthier lifestyles
• Maximised income
• Housing which supports independence
• Carers feel more supported (as people and as carers)
|Priorities in Edgbaston
||Priorities in Northfield
Younger Adults/Adults with Additional Needs (AAN)
- Activities that can support people with AAN to gain employment skills and/or work experience.
- Activities that encourage people who live with additional needs to socialise in their communities.
- Activities that provide accessible IAG to people living with additional need, inc. information on welfare benefits, housing and advocacy.
- Activities that encourage people with AAN to live healthy lifestyles (inc. diet, nutrition, exercise).
Both Strands (Older Adults and Younger Adults)
- Activities and projects in Quinton ward.
- Activities to improve people’s mental health.
- Activities targeted to supporting carers.
- Activities for people with both an additional need and a dementia diagnosis.
- Frankley Great Park
- Weoley/Selly Oak
Younger adults with Additional Need
- Social activities
- Employment opportunities
- Carer support
- Support for the transition from childhood to adulthood (18 – 25 year olds)
Both Strands (Older Adults and Younger Adults
- Support for mental health
Please read the Fund Factsheet and before applying.