Sustaining Influence and Change
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The sustaining influence and change project was set up in 2008/9 to increase opportunities for influencing and delivering regional policy and strategy.
The project was established to support the sector to become integral to the successful delivery of economic, social, environmental and political objectives, both as a strategic partner and as a deliverer of services.
With Big Lottery Basis funding the project supports a series of regional thematic policy fora to engage with regional decision-makers. This happens through events, facilitation of short term collaborative work, such as task and finish groups, regular policy bulletins and the provision of policy information.
Third year priorities
The priority for the policy fora this year is to find ways of continuing the work once funding had ended. Project staff and fora representatives are reviewing the achievements of the fora to date and the effectiveness of the existing links with the wider policy environment.
List of networks and fora the project is working with:
- Valuing Age and Experience
- West Midlands Regional Learning Strategy Group
- West Midlands VCS Housing Network
- West Midlands Supported Housing Network
- G:UP in the West Midlands
- The West Midlands Regional Sustainability Forum
- Third Sector Transport Policy Group
- Core Equalities Partnership
- England Volunteering Development Council, West MIdlands
2010-11 activity round up
As part of planning for the future each network or forum is undertaking a research project. The research will include evidence from voluntary and community organisations showing the contribution of the sector to the delivery of a range of services.
Project contact details
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org