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Successful commissioning toolkit

The Successful Commissioning guide is useful for all commissioners, procurement officers and managers, and grants officers who work in local authorities and local health organisations, including in primary care trusts. Third sector organisations will find the tool useful in thinking about their involvement in delivering public services.

8 Mar 2010

Financial relationships with third sector organisations: A Decision Support Tool

The Decision Support Tool for public bodies in England provides practical support to officials who are involved in making, or advising on, ‘real-life’ decisions about the design of appropriate funding relationships with third sector organisations.  It takes into account such issues as programme objectives, funding channels, duration of award, full cost recovery, EU state aid … Read more

8 Mar 2009
Building capacity in the third sector

Building the capacity of the Third Sector

“Frontline third sector organisations provide important services to the general public. ChangeUp has made good headway in improving support for these organisations while Futurebuilders loans have improved the potential of some to win public service contracts. But basic flaws in the administration of both programmes have reduced their beneficial impact to date. Value for money will depend on whether the steps now being taken successfully address these problems.”

6 Feb 2009