Integrated Care Fund (ICF) and Changing for the Better Grant Schemes For this round, the ICF and Changing for the Better grant schemes are piloting a combined application process. The focus of the funding streams are to provide a more effective use of funds by connecting both regional and local health and wellbeing priorities, increase the consistency and quality of services provided by the third sector; and to deliver positive wellbeing outcomes for people in communities. Changing for the Better (C4B) The Changing for the Better Grant Scheme is a fund sponsored by ABMU Health Board. It targets groups which provide, or intend to provide, local services which improve the health and wellbeing of the local population in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Specifically the scheme will invest in health and wellbeing activities which aim to encourage independence and self-care, and shift the balance from secondary care services. Integrated Care Fund (ICF) The Fund supports initiatives which prevent unnecessary hospital admission, inappropriate admission to residential care, and delayed discharges from hospital. From 1 April 2017 it has been rebranded as the Integrated (rather than Intermediate) Care Fund (ICF) to better reflect an expanded scope. Work delivered under this scheme is required to focus on the objectives, in particular prevention and early intervention to reduce the needs of individuals to access higher tier services and support them to remain independent. There is a focus on services being sustainable into the future. All projects applying for this grant scheme must address at least one priority area and be aligned with the care and support needs identified in Western Bay’s population assessment. Please click on the following link for further details of the assessment: http://www.westernbaypopulationassessment.org Changing for the Better Small Grants Programme Maximum allocation: £3,000 (individual organisation applications) or £6,000 (collaborative / regional applications) Eligible Costs: Capital and/or revenue on a one off, non-recurring basis Delivery dates: September 2017 - 31st March 2018 ICF Small Grants Programme Maximum allocation: £10,000 (individual organisation applications) or £15,000 (collaborative / regional applications). Eligible Costs: Revenue only Delivery dates: September 2017 - 31st March 2018 Changing for the Better Large Grants Programme Maximum allocation: £10,000 (individual organisation applications) or £20,000 (collaborative / regional applications) per year for up to eighteen months. Eligible Costs: Capital and revenue Delivery dates: October 2017 - 31st March 2019 What types of costs can be supported? The list below gives examples of what can be funded, although this is not exclusive: New or additional provision of services and ways of working e.g. pilot projects Training courses for volunteers and management committee members Equipment (Changing for the Better Grant Programmes only) Translation costs Applications should demonstrate the additionality that would be delivered and be prepared to evidence this impact. This may relate to building on current best practice, increasing the scale of integrated services or pump-priming transformation and change of delivery models. Before applying, please read the background and eligibility information for more details on the grant scheme priorities and eligibility criteria. The deadline for completed grant applications is 5pm, Monday 21st August 2017. To download the background and eligibility information in English, please click here. To download the background and eligibility information in Welsh, please click here. To download the application form in English, please click here. To download the application form in Welsh, please click here. To download the application form in a format accessible for screen readers click here.