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Trust, power and collaboration

Human Learning Systems approaches in voluntary and community organisations

July 2020

Ben Cairns, Charlotte Pace, Dr Vita Terry


Trust, power and collaboration shares practical suggestions for taking a ‘human learning systems’ approach to commissioning and funding relationships. We aimed to capture the varying experiences of those adapting their practice, and identify both what is happening and what needs to change to enable different ways of working – for both VCS organisations and funders/commissioners. This research was carried out in partnership with Northumbria University and The Tudor Trust.


You can read a summary of practical tips for trust-based commissioning here



(Trust power and collaboration - IVAR July 2020 - Final)

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