Being Brave and Bold in Durham and Darlington
Three clinical commissioning groups (in conjunction with two local authorities) have committed to a new five year contract for community health services. This formal collaboration follows the 12 month North East Building Health Partnerships programme, which brought the STP and voluntary sector together in a workstream that focused on developing Communities of Practice around better ways to commission services.
How are we using the law as a tactic for social change?
Law and human rights based approaches can be important tools for civil society. But when and how are they used by the UK voluntary sector? The Baring Foundation's Communications and Research Officer introduces the findings of their review of the evidence base around legal action by the voluntary sector.
Grant reporting is broken. Can we fix it?
'Funder-led. Bureaucratic. Time-consuming. Misunderstood.' These are words used to describe grant reporting by six UK funders and six organisations they fund, at a workshop run by IVAR and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in April. Read about the discussions and share your thoughts about grant reporting.
“Surviving a merger was the biggest test of my career"
Leah Swain, CEO of Community First Yorkshire, talks in the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network about her experience of leading Rural Action Yorkshire through a merger with North Yorkshire and York Forum.
New resource for voluntary and community organisations
Our Chair explains why we've launched a new area of our website designed specifically for the CEOs and trustees of small organisations in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
Long game: Commonweal Housing's approach to learning and evaluation
Over the past 18 months Leila Baker, our Head of Research, has been working alongside Commonweal Housing to help them enhance the way they use learning and evaluation to inform their work on housing solutions for social injustice. She shares the thinking behind the approach they have developed.
‘Don’t expect people to come to you’ and other reflections on co-production in grant-making
Venetia shares her experience of getting young people involved in the grant-making process.
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