In February 2017 as part of the budget setting process the Council approved a savings target of £500k for the funding that it provides to the voluntary and third sector for support to adults and older people, from April 2018.
The primary aim of community-based preventative support grant is to ensure that support is available within communities for people most in need to enable them to remain independent, healthy and live well.
Importance is placed on securing a broad variety of innovative and responsive support approaches that truly help people to avoid or overcome crisis while drawing on resilience, both personally and within the community.
The Council (Adult Social Care) and Coventry and Rugby Clinical Commissioning Group (CRCCG) have sought grant applications from voluntary and third sector organisations to provide community-based preventative support to adults (18+) and carers.
The Council and the CRCCG have jointly worked with voluntary and third sector organisations, including those who currently receive Council and CRCCG funding, to agree the priorities for the grant scheme.
Award of a grant will be dependent on organisations being able to demonstrate that they are able to deliver good outcomes for adults and older people across four priority groups including supporting:
The grant application window closed on Friday 30 June 2017 and applications have been evaluated. A report regarding the outcome of the grant application process was approved by councillors at the Cabinet meeting on 28 November 2017. New arrangements began on 1 April 2018.