Presentation on theme: "Partnership grant guidance. What is it? Partnership agreements are intended to formalise these often informal arrangements with proper grant contracts."— Presentation transcript:
What is it? Partnership agreements are intended to formalise these often informal arrangements with proper grant contracts in place. They are a contribution towards the core purpose of the organisation It is a recognition that the organisation in its day to day work delivers against joint priorities and may save the funder money in the long term. Agreements will state the joint priorities and a minimum set of outcomes and outputs expected in return for the funding This is ongoing funding which can be negotiated for three year periods The funding is core purpose funding and not project funding, thus allowing freedom of expenditure. It will also be a contribution and not expected to meet all the costs associated with delivering the joint priorities.
When should it be used Partnership grants are to be used when we wish to make a contribution towards the day to day running costs of an organisation that delivers against our priorities They are best suited to organisations where there isn’t a market for what they do and where creating one would undermine the value of the service ** please note you should check with legal services to ensure that this contract is suited to your needs**
When shouldn’t it be used It shouldn’t cover all the costs of running the organisation It shouldn’t be used to fund projects It shouldn’t be used when purchasing services
How does it work This is grant in aid and as so is not a competitive grant hence there is no competitive process to select who should have one However good commissioning decisions should be used to ensure use of these agreements do not disrupt the market
How the document works See template – please note sections in red are comments/pointers to take note of. Sections in green are areas that need to be completed/ammended 3 sections Section one: this sets out the goals, priorities and aims of both (all) partners Section two: This sets out the outcomes that both partners want to achieve over the lifetime of the agreement Section 3: this is the standard contractual terms
Section 1 (points to note) 1.2 – Insert legal status of organisation and what the org does. Also add in the priorities/activities that are relevant to the agreement 1.3 State Council’s corporate priority document and the relevant priorities 1.4 (optional) you may have a departmental document you wish to add some priorities from
Section 2 (points to note) 2.1 and 2.2 – Add in here the outcomes both parties would like to see progressed throughout the lifetime of the agreement These outcomes should be proportionate and should be areas that both parties can work together to deliver 2.4 Add in some outputs that follow on from the outcomes in 2.2 and 2.3 or add a process to agree annually what the key priorities that both parties will deliver annually
Section 3 (points to note) 4.1 and 4.2 agree on funding levels and payment terms including inflationary uplift 6.1 agree on monitoring and evaluation process. Ensure this is proportionate 8.1 feel free to take out any insurances that are not appropriate.