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1 What is the Voluntary and Community Sector?

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3 Independent organisations working for social good. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise. Neither public bodies nor private sector.

4 What’s the difference between voluntary and community, and social enterprise?

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6 Triple bottom line Not about legal structures Over 50% income from contracts or trading

7 What is our unique selling point?

8 Reach

9 The VCS engages seldom heard communities. Develops innovative niche services to meet specific needs. Builds social capital as part of its core business.

10 The local picture

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12 Over 4,000 groups across the county. Groups range from large charities to small community groups. Over 80% of the Sector has a turnover of less than £10k. Groups range from small self-help community groups to large-scale charitable organisations.

13 Big numbers small words In 2012 Community Action surveyed over 1100 groups in Derby - combined turnover totalled £136 million. Volunteering was reducing but still worth £41 million. Groups were surveyed and: –65% had reductions in funding in –87% were expecting further reductions –96% were expecting the same or more people to need their help.

14 Support Services Support services activities supported by a range of local support organisations split into 2 categories: –General – 8 CVS broadly focused on local authority areas. –Specialist – Focused on Communities of interest – Mental Health, Age, Sexuality, Rurality.

15 What is commissioning in the voluntary and community sector?

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17 VCS has a role at all of these stages: Analysis Planning Delivery/procurement Monitoring and review

18 What is the national picture?

19 Photo courtesy of Isopix/Rex Features

20 NAO Successful Commissioning Guide. Office for Civil Society - eight principles of intelligent commissioning. Public Services Social Value Act Compact.

21 What impact will the recent changes have?

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23 Finish with a picture of beautiful sunny day


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