The Role Of 2 Youth And Community Organisations

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The piece will discuss an interagency project application between 2 youth and community organisations, with the aim of securing local authority funding set within the youth commissioning process. This piece will discuss a number of key components which are essential towards an effective partnership and the success of a joint funding proposal. Furthermore this paper will provide a number of areas that need to be considered and avoided in the process of the bid being rejected or suspended.

It is ‘over the last 30 years’ that youth and community groups have experienced a ‘major change in the ways public services have been perceived, managed and provided. Merton et al (2009:94) claim ‘the business model has prevailed and public services,
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PQQ requires an organisation to prove they have relevant required measures and is ‘suitable and sufficiently well managed to be capable of doing the work set out in the proposal, for example experience and knowledge, insurances and policies Hoggarth et al (2009:76).
According to the National Youth Agency (2012: 10) ‘there are a number of different descriptions for the commissioning process. However, essentially all follow a process of understand, plan, do and review’, which Merton (2009:99) states; ‘is important to recognise that the full commissioning process is more that procurement. If the commissioners, who may also be known as the Children’s Trust, are doing their job properly, they will have an eye to completing the full cycle of commissioning. A more in-depth look at this cycle can be obtained via NYA (2012:10) the commissioning cycle diagram or see the commissioning framework for Every Child Matters (2006)
Policy makers have made it clear-cut that ‘local authorities can only provide and commission an integrated youth offer with partners, in particular with organisations and services in the voluntary and community sector’ Merton (2007:105). According to the NYA (2012:3) ‘before embarking on any commissioning it is important to ensure that: there is a commitment to shared vision, values and principles; there are strong governance arrangements in place; there is a clear remit for the work; and key partners and stakeholders have been identified.

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