Presentation on theme: "Culture & Sport in the new political and financial landscape September 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Culture & Sport in the new political and financial landscape September 2010
The new landscape The Plates Have Moved
The world is changing… Less resources –The public sector could be 25% smaller in financial terms by 2014 (taking us back to mid 1990 levels) –A greater focus required on better productivity Localism and big society –Rolling back the state and removing the middle men –Devolution to councils –Devolution to society Sector led improvement –Accountability to communities not central government –Strategic partnerships and place based budgeting –Delivering better outcomes more efficiently
What does it mean for culture and sport: Less resources Reducing costs and increase productivity Increasing income through more participation More philanthropy New ways of delivering services? Sharing across boundaries (service & administrative) A focus on priority outcomes and place based budgeting Commissioning opportunities (health improvement, prevention & wider educational outcomes)
What does it mean for culture and sport: Localism and big society Less national policy and advocacy (more focus on local need & aspiration) Less Quangos and middlemen between government and communities (focus on schools, GPs, councils and individuals) Greater focus required on place based budgeting and strategic partnership working Greater opportunities for the third sector (if they have the capacity)
What does it mean for culture and sport: Sector led improvement Greater reliance on local political leadership and managerial competency A greater need to evidence the contribution we make to local outcomes A willingness to pool budgets and work together across boundaries National performance frameworks replaced by local frameworks Less national and regional support from NDPBs A need for innovation and step change and the willingness to share learning quickly
Opportunities going forward Positioning culture and sport in place based budgeting Contributing to delivering better outcomes efficiently and effectively A third and community sector better positioned and equipped to contribute to a bigger society
The challenges going forward: More of the same Improving data and evidence of impact –New outcomes framework Self improving performance and addressing under performance –CSIT, peer challenge and review, facility standards, and accreditation Improving Knowledge sharing & leaning –Local improvement networks –LG Improvement and Development knowledge and communications Improving leadership and workforce development –Member academies and Leading Learning Programme –National competency framework for the sector
The challenges going forward: New priorities An even greater focus on stimulating and sharing innovation Developing new delivery models and working together Supporting capacity building for the third sector Better management skills
Improving servicesImproving productivityBuilding Social Capital Joined Up Working High Level Count (total spend on culture and sport in the area) Focused Themes e.g. equality, health, economy Innovation Customer Focus A Local model for culture & sport improvement
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