Edgbaston & Northfield NNS Fund for Younger Adults

Neighbourhood Network Schemes are locality and constituency-based networks funded by Birmingham City Council which enable the engagement with and investment in community assets. The purpose of this fund is to support working age adults (18-49) with long term disabilities.

Organisations will need to be working actively within the wards of Edgbaston or Northfield, as defined by the Parliamentary Constituency boundaries.

All grant funded activity needs to focus on:

“Citizens leading healthier, happier, lives with increased financial capability within their own homes and communities”

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
  • Rednal/Rubery
  • 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

  • Befriending
  • Transport
  • Support for mental health

Please read the Fund Factsheet and before applying.

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