Shropshire Council

Adult Social Care Preventative Small Grants Programme 2024-2025

**Please note that the ASC preventative grant programme 2024-25 is now closed to applications**

This programme is designed to provide a grant funding opportunity for community-based activity that supports wellbeing and independence. Funding is up to a maximum of £4000 per grant for activity delivered between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025. It's aimed at voluntary organisations and community groups working in Shropshire. We're welcoming funding applications for community-based activities that enable people to stay physically and mentally well, and that support independent living and prevent avoidable admissions into hospital. Funding should contribute to growing existing activity and/or the development of new ideas and start up initiatives that support the wellbeing of Shropshire’s residents.

Community-based activities and groups are vitally important in maintaining our individual wellbeing and independence, and in creating strong and resilient communities. 

The funded activity must contribute to one or more of the council’s priorities for grant funding which include activity which supports:

  • Admission avoidance
  • Supporting discharge from hospital settings
  • The cost-of-living pressures
  • Health and mental wellbeing
  • Falls prevention and reduced levels of inactivity

Furthermore, applicants will need to demonstrate how they support The Shropshire Plan and the priorities for healthy people. These are: 

  • Tackle inequalities
  • Early intervention  
  • Partnerships
  • Self responsibility

Applications will be reviewed and scored based on the extent to which the proposed activity supports these priorities and key criteria.

To apply please download an application form.

Please use the guidance notes when completing your application.

For more information please contact:

Closing date for applications – midday Friday 9 February 2024.

Please note: due to the high level of applications that are received for the preventative grant programme, we strongly advise groups and organisations to firstly consider if the activity to be delivered is suitable to be funded through alternative grant programmes that are available. We suggest accessing the following resources: