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					              Review of Funding to the
                 Voluntary Sector
                3 September 2004
         County Council context – Pratima Dattani

         Consultant overview – Kate Stafford Smith

         Proposed Kettering Borough Model –
          Valerie Hitchman

 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
          Proposed Kettering Borough
                    Model
         Objectives of the meeting:-


         Understand the model
         Explore how it could work
         Able to respond to the consultation
         Know the timetable


 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
               Objectives of the Review

         Grants allocations that result in improved
          customer services
         Clear and transparent process
         Funding linked to corporate objectives
         Supportive working partnership with the
          organisations we fund
         Service convergence with the voluntary sector



 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                      Perceived Strengths

         Grants are paid in advance and quickly
         Grants pay core income
         3 year agreements allow some stability for
          business planning
         Standardising forms with other funders
         Access to councillors and officers
         Kettering hosting informational seminars



 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                Perceived Weaknesses

         Difficulties in matching Council objectives with
          yours
         Lack of transparency
         Inconsistent involvement of councillors and
          officers
         Lack of a voluntary sector infrastructure agency




 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
           Proposed Funding Process

                                                 Decision-   Direction
            Set KBC               Application
                                                  making      Setting /
            Priorities             Process
                                                 Process     Monitoring




 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
          Proposed Funding Principles
         Publish KBC priorities and budgetary
          expectations as early as possible
         Ask organisations to bid against the
          outcomes the Council desires – a form of
          commissioning
         Help applicants map their services to
          Council priorities
         Move emphasis away from monitoring
          towards direction setting

 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                         Set KBC Priorities
         Members make strategic decisions on total
          funding, priorities, and funding emphasis
         SLAs are aligned to electoral cycle (ie 4 yr grant
          regime)
         Voluntary sector is informed at an early stage in
          the budget cycle
         Officers advertise availability of grants
         Hold voluntary sector forum meeting
         Provide service specifications
         Explain the process

 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                      Application Process
         Officers invite providers to series of meeting
          linked to service specifications
         Clear explanation by officers of service required
          and key performance indicators
         Officers encourage bids and partnership bids
         VSOs complete applications
         Form to include organisation profile




 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
              Decision Making Process
         Service specification will include the specific
          criteria on which applications will be assessed
         Scoring system for each criteria (max 8 points)
         Preference will be given to organisations that
          minimise their overheads and support service
          convergence
         Selection process should include a range of
          assessment methods



 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                             Scoring System
         Max of 8 points for each criteria
         0 – does not meet
         2 – partially meets
         4 – meets
         6 – more than meets
         8 – significant added value



 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
          Direction Setting / Monitoring
         Officers should negotiate direction setting with
          funded organisations
         Level of monitoring should reflect risk
          assessment of service being delivered by
          successful organisation(s)
         Funded organisations should be encouraged to
          obtain external quality assessments
         Officers should regularly communicate KBC’s
          strategic changes and next steps improvements
          to voluntary sector partners


 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services
                                      Timetable
         Consult and test new model – deadline 10th
          September
         Executive Committee – 22 September
         Communicate decision to Voluntary Sector
          Forum – October
         Executive decision on Indicative funding to
          voluntary sector – 13 October
         Implement new process from October



 Valerie Hitchman, Head of Community Services

				
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