Tag Archives: Commissioning

Commissioning libraries to improve public health

How the St Helen's Library Services arts programme improved health and wellbeing among the local community. Continue reading

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A commissioning environment that’s skewed against smaller charities

The Lords report provides a positive vision for reforming commissioning and procurement, particularly for smaller charities. Continue reading

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Stronger Charities Report on Funding and Finance

The Lords Report sets out a constructive vision of how the sector’s funding could change for the better. Continue reading

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Building devolution from the ground up

Charities are important partners for local government when devolution plans are being developed and delivered. However, NCVO research suggests this isn't happening nearly enough. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: February 2017

This month looks at the Road Ahead, probation reforms, commissioning social action, public service performance, recruitment for a brilliant job at NCVO and more Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: January 2017

Volunteering and public services, small charity friendly commissioning, outcomes-based contracts, VAT after Brexit, Commissioning Academy & Constructive Voices Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: December 2016

Resolution of the anti-lobbying clause, research and policy action to support smaller charities engage with public services, and local government funding Continue reading

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New public services measures: what next?

We reflect on the government's recently announced measures to support small and medium-sized charities involved in public services. Continue reading

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A local authority that has taken arts to its heart

Jessica Harris from NCVO's cultural commissioning programme shares Kent County Council's experience of commissioning cultural organisations Continue reading

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How can councils better support the local voluntary sector?

Paul Streets from Lloyds Bank Foundation discusses a new report on the experience of small charities in local public service commissioning Continue reading

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