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Working together with the voluntary sector

Nottinghamshire Voluntary and Community Sector survey

Can you help maximise the impact of an important piece of social research?

Nottinghamshire County Council in partnership with the local voluntary and community sector has commissioned an important piece of independent research into the state of the sector in the county.

The online survey is being conducted by Sheffield Hallam University, through their specialist Centre for Regional Economic & Social Research.

Over 1,500 organisations are being directly contacted to complete a survey – the information provided will play an important role in identifying the contribution, scope, nature and experiences of the voluntary and community sector in Nottinghamshire as well as how we can all work together to strengthen the voluntary and community sector in the County.  However, there are many more groups/organisations out there in the county who will have valuable contributions to make to the learning that can be achieved.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Elizabeth Sanderson at Sheffield Hallam University by telephone (0114 225 3539) or email e.sanderson@shu.ac.uk.

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We have a strong track record of working effectively together with the voluntary and community sector to deliver a diverse range of quality services to our communities.

These arrangements are essential to:

  • Foster aspiration, independence and personal responsibility
  • Promote the economic prosperity of Nottinghamshire and safeguard our environment
  • Make Nottinghamshire a safer place to live

The diversity of the voluntary sector in Nottinghamshire, in skills, size, and aspirations also requires a strong infrastructure that assists in:

  • delivering good quality services to the local community
  • levering in additional resources from a range of sources
  • supporting voluntary action for the benefit of the community
  • promoting good practice in volunteering
  • acting as a link between service users, providers and statutory agencies.

A range of measures help the voluntary sector in their delivery of local services including:

  • the development of 'in principle' 3 year grant aid agreements with annual monitoring and review arrangements
  • the development of jointly funded grant aid agreements with other main core funders such as district councils and Health Authorities
  • the development of a joint Compact between the voluntary and community sector and local statutory organisations in Nottinghamshire
  • supporting and maintaining regular liaison with the voluntary sector
  • the development of a Corporate Grant Aid Strategy [PDF]

Nottinghamshire Compact

The Nottinghamshire Compact is an agreement between the County Council and the voluntary and community sector. It describes how we will work together to improve our communities. View the Nottinghamshire Compact [PDF]

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