Presentation on theme: "The National Picture Neil Coulson. The A-Z of Consortium-Working BirminghamBlackburn CoventryDoncaster LeedsLondon KnowsleyPreston SalfordSheffield StockportWakefield."— Presentation transcript:
Benefits of a horizontal model Grass roots ownership and ‘buy-in’ Level playing field – mutualism, co-operation Peer-to-peer mentoring/capacity building Shared risk and reward Creating a step change in VCS delivery capability
Greater Together’s approach to Localism ‘Local Rootedness’ criterion within Membership Prospectus Large and small National and local
Successes Over 70 members 2011 - Investment from Lancashire Children and Young People’s Trust Board 2012 - first contract secured - £700k for targeted youth support 2013 – investment from Social Investment Business/second contract secured - £2.5m for Early Support services 2014 – currently going for £3m Domestic Abuse contract
Critical Success Factors Strong value proposition Clear Theory of Change Building on track records of constituent members Proactive, entrepreneurial working group/board Focus on innovation/new ways of doing things Calculated approach to risk Critical mass Capacity building support from the second tier Receptive commissioners
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