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Fund title: Changing Futures Programme

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants for local partnerships to improve the way that local systems and services work for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage

Application deadline:

Expressions of Interest by 21 January 2021

Fund description:

The aim of the Changing Futures Programme is to improve outcomes for the most excluded adults in a local area. There is £46m available to improve systems and services for those experiencing multiple disadvantage and placing a high demand on local response services.

Local partnerships can apply for support from the programme. They must include, as a minimum, representatives from the local authority, Strategic NHS partners, police, National Probation Service and voluntary, social and community sector partners. Partnerships should be seeking to find a co-ordinated, ‘whole-person’ approach that will improve services for adults experiencing multiple disadvantage including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.

Following the initial EOI phase, grant funding of up to £15,000 will be available for shortlisted areas in year one (2020/21) to develop a more detailed delivery plan in partnership with the central government programme team. Local partnerships that go forward to the delivery phase will receive grants of around £1.5m to £4.5m over two years to put their plans into practice.

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