NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) , ACEVO, (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), and Lloyds Bank Foundation have teamed up in a project to help rebalance the relationship between large and small voluntary organisatons when bidding for and delivering public services.

'Rebalancing the Relationship' aims to examine current bidding and commissioning practices and explore how voluntary organisations of different sizes can work better together in bidding for and delivering public services. A call for evidence to be launched in coming weeks will seek views from the sector. This evidence, combined with further desk-based and qualitative research, will form the basis of a research report expected in the autumn.

The report will inform a series of engagement events with voluntary organisations to develop recommendations to improve current practices, which will be the subject of a consultation with the sector, ahead of a final report early next year.

The project will consider the wider commissioning environment, however the partners expect the focus of their recommendations to be on how organisations themselves can take action to improve how they work with others.

The work will be overseen by a small steering group made up of the project partners and individuals with expertise in leading both large and small voluntary organisations.

A wider advisory group will be asked to provide feedback and advice to the project.

source ukfundraisinguk 27.03.19