Succession from What? Projects Programmes SRB / NDCs / NMPs European Commission (ESF/ERDF) Games/Events – legacy Other?
Types of Succession Independence – commissioning/delivery Influence – determining service delivery Mainstreaming - and devolution / localisation/? Mainstreaming - and closure?
Independence and the Uses of Income commissioning community chest cross-subsidy - rents election costs
Sources of Income Assets Rents - Bradford, Shoreditch land sales – Manor and Castle, Sheffield Consultancy East Oxford Action – consultation (e.g. on road safety scheme) Contracts Greater Nottingham Partnership – EMDA contract sub-regional p’ship Action Acton – SRB funded that got employment project contract from LDA Section 106 Isle of Dogs Community Foundation Interest - put it all in the building society?! Ignoring the empowerment value?
Organisational Form Company limited by guarantee Charity special treatment on tax, rates etc. often with trading arm Community Interest Companies (CICs) lock-in community interest test
Transition Funds Huyton SRB – tapering funding to projects Identify ‘maintenance dose’ - minimum for survival Staff more employable/ less local may well leave handover notes – part of contract tacit knowledge [annual report / ordered files] ‘forces-style’ contracts / notice periods looking after the staff not likely to be required
Change of Culture/Roles? one major funding source – with SRB / NDC etc. Entrepreneurial & multi-agency facing Accurate? project commissioner service influencer Different requirements of residents too?
Support Rocket Science for LDA/GOL ‘How To’ Guide to Project Succession or Closure Readiness Assessment Tool(kit) NCVO Sustainable Funding Initiative Market Towns Initiative Succession Toolkit (AWM) Audit Commission Project Survival Toolkit Renewal.Net – e.g. Shoreditch Trust sustainability strategy
Workload Who will do the work – locals? (mentoring/shadowing?) Who will volunteer? “I for one am certainly not in the business of perpetuating my role – I’d like to get a life” (NDC Chair late 2006). Need for succession to be desired by residents
Influence Neighbourhood management – seat at table ‘neighbourhood management with money’ Parish councils – precept/Bradford Triggers - scrutiny Participatory budgeting – deliberative democracy more competition to be Councillors? Implications for organisational form? TARAs?
Mainstreaming e.g. neighbourhood policing PCTs take on a lot Delivered locally? BIDs – Greets Green (crime) / London Bridge (public realm)
Policy does regeneration policy solve problems? NRU contracts amenable to empowerment? NAVCA amenable to community voice/influence? 2006 WP
Today lessons for succession planners recommendations for OTS/CLG/CSC what don’t we know the answer(s) to? Come up with radical suggestion? Legacy funding to retain people ownership / involvement / group projects
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