Presentation on theme: "What is the Voluntary and Community Sector?. Independent organisations working for social good. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise. Neither."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Voluntary and Community Sector?
Independent organisations working for social good. Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise. Neither public bodies nor private sector.
What’s the difference between voluntary and community, and social enterprise?
Triple bottom line Not about legal structures Over 50% income from contracts or trading
What is our unique selling point?
The VCS engages seldom heard communities. Develops innovative niche services to meet specific needs. Builds social capital as part of its core business.
The local picture
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.
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.
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.
What is commissioning in the voluntary and community sector?
VCS has a role at all of these stages: Analysis Planning Delivery/procurement Monitoring and review
What is the national picture?
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NAO Successful Commissioning Guide. Office for Civil Society - eight principles of intelligent commissioning. Public Services Social Value Act Compact.