Respite Care for Children & Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities and/or Mental Health Needs

This funding has been made available by NHS Norfolk & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group to improve access to respite care and additional support in the community for children and young people in Norfolk and Waveney who are vulnerable due to their mental health or other complex needs.

In Norfolk, this funding is only available to organisations that are members of the Sir Norman Lamb Coalition for Young People. If you wish to find out more about the benefits of membership, and how to join, you can read more here

Applications are welcome from VCSE organisations in Waveney that are not Coalition members.

About the Fund

This Fund aims to enable respite, short breaks, and additional community support for children and young people who are known to health services and who have:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • A learning disability
  • A mental health condition
  • Neurodiverse needs, including ADHD

The Fund is particularly keen to benefit children and young people who are:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender
  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic
  • Asylum seekers/ refugees
  • Gypsy Roma and Traveller

For the purpose of this Fund, a young person is up to 25 years old.

What the Fund can support

Typically grants of up to £5,000 can be awarded to eligible VCSE organisations in Norfolk and Waveney providing relevant care and support. Larger grants may be considered for action that has the potential to deliver substantial impact for an individual or group.

The Fund can support a wide range of activity to improve the wellbeing of children and young people. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Respite activities, including trips/ residentials
  • Positive activities that can be evidenced to improve wellbeing, such as access to sports, arts or other community activities
  • Provide transport/ equipment/ clothing etc. to enable participation in positive activities that can be evidenced to improve wellbeing
  • To put in place additional staffing/ provision to enhance organisation support to particularly vulnerable children and young people and/ or their families
  • Purchasing practical items which can be evidenced to benefit the wellbeing of the individual/ family such as a washing machine or computer equipment for households in hardship

 

Exclusions

Grants can only be awarded to VCSE support organisations in Norfolk and Waveney, and cannot be awarded to individuals direct.

Funding cannot be used to cover the cost of private treatment or expedited assessment.

Who can apply

In Norfolk, this funding is only available to organisations that are members of the Sir Norman Lamb Coalition for Young People. If you wish to find out more about the benefits of membership, and how to join, you can read more here

Applications are welcome from VCSE organisations in Waveney that are not Coalition members.

How to apply

The Fund is now closed as all available funding has been allocated.

Who can help

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an application, please contact Catrin Hamer on 01603 623958 or email catrinhamer@norfolkfoundation.com

Call for Applications

Closed

Maximum Grant

up to £5000

Who can apply?

Charity, Faith organisation, Social Enterprise/CIC, and Voluntary/Community Group

Eligible Area

Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, North Norfolk, Norwich, South Norfolk, and Waveney

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