Change Up - archived 25/08/2011
Change Up is a national programme designed to deliver infrastructure support to the third sector. In order to assess its workings and impact, it is easier to break it down into three areas.
If you need any more detail relating to the impact of Change Up , please contact Eithne Rynne on 020 8315 1900 or email email@example.com.
CapacityBuilders ChangeUp Consortium
This body was formed by the Voluntary Sector Reference Group (VSRG) and others to oversee the implementation of capacity building and development within the voluntary sector in Bromley. It shares many members with VSRG.
Unlike VSRG it has membership places for statutory agencies. The terms of reference for the Consortium are available to download. There is also the workplan submitted to Capacity Builders and internal action plan. This is based on the work that the consortium did before splitting from VSRG. They produced the Local Infrastructure Plan and also a “scoping” paper identifying needs and challenges titled the “The Shape of Things to Come”.
- CapacityBuilders Consortium terms of reference [41 Kb]
- CapacityBuilders Consortium workplan [180 Kb]
- Bromley ChangeUp Infrastructure Development Plan' - [287 KB]
- Download The Shape of Things to Come: [293 kb]
ChangeUp is the Government's framework for building capacity and infrastructure of the voluntary and community sector so that we can meet the needs of frontline organisations by 2014. CapacityBuilders - is the agency responsible for managing ChangeUp funds and developing the new national support services.
This is being done by building support which is "available nationally, structured for maximum efficiency, offering excellent provision which is accessible to all while reflecting and promoting diversity, and is sustainably funded".
In April 2008 a new programme of national support was introduced. The Hubs were replaced with a new programme of national support services.
The National Support Service workstreams are based on consultation and assessment about where support services will need to improve to meet the changing needs of the third sector.
The level, priorities and pattern of activity in each workstream vary, reflecting both current gaps in provision and how developed current support services are in this area.
This is a list of the nine priority areas with a link to the lead body managing the support service:
- Campaigning and Advocacy - NCVO
- Equalities and Diversity - Women’s Resource Centre
- Income Generation - Acevo
- Leadership and Governance - NCVO
- Marketing and Communications - Media Trust
- Modernising Volunteering - Volunteering England
- Performance Management - Charities Evaluation Services
- Collaboration and Partnership - BASSAC
- Adapting to Social Change - NCVO
CLB will keep you posted about our new Bromley ChangeUp plan, as well as changes to the national support services.