The government has made £1.2 million of funding available to improve local autism services and increase awareness. The funding is available as part of Think Autism, the update to the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy for England.
Local authorities, NHS, third sector, commercial and voluntary organisations or individuals with autism in co-production with any of the above are all encouraged to apply.
Funding will be awarded in 2 main areas:
- £1 million for innovative projects to improve advice and support services and skills and employment services for those with autism
- £200,000 to help co-ordinate national work on awareness
- The Autism Innovation Fund, national co-ordination of awareness and the champions network 2014/15
- Autism Innovation Fund: application form
Information about capital funding to make local environments more autism friendly will follow at a later date.
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Tuesday, 26 August.