What is the Fairer Futures Fund?

The Fairer Futures Fund was launched in 2022 by Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System, and will see a total £21.95m being allocated to new community-based innovative projects across Birmingham and Solihull with funding being distributed up until the end of the 2026/27 financial year.

The Fairer Futures Fund is aimed at improving the health and healthcare provision for citizens in Birmingham and Solihull; reducing inequalities in health outcomes and improving access to health and care; enhancing the productivity and value of health and care services; and supporting the broader social and economic development of Birmingham and Solihull.

The Fund forms part of our strategic vision to radically transform how health and social care services are delivered in Birmingham and Solihull which, over the next five years, will see services become more integrated and delivered as close as possible to citizens’ homes, whilst the focus will shift towards preventing ill-health. 

Integral to this strategic vision will be the delivery of innovative new projects and activities funded via the Fairer Futures Fund in communities through, and in collaboration with, the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.

The funding has been split on a fair share basis between Birmingham and Solihull, with £18m allocated for Birmingham, and £3.95m for Solihull.

The projects being funded are diverse and are being delivered at grassroots level in the heart of communities and to those most underrepresented and underserved who are often facing disparities in health inequalities.

Our Birmingham and Solihull Place Committees  - made up of representatives across the NHS, local authorities and the VCFSE sector - have responsibility for allocating these funds.  Their specific remit is to act with autonomy and ensure decisions are made strategically, locally, and in the best interests of the health and care needs of the local population.

A range of new opportunities are being made available in 2024 and beyond to apply to the FFF for organisations working in partnership between the public and VCFSE sectors across Birmingham and Solihull.