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ChangeUp consortia join forces – Wednesday 22 November 2006

A single funding bid in London signals the sector 'taking responsibility for itself'. While the voluntary sector may speak the language of co-operation, the sentiment is frequently lost in the Darwinian battle for funding.

But the London Regional ChangeUp Consortium is testimony to the fact that charities can transcend short-sighted self-interest in deciding where government funds should go. Each of the 39 ChangeUp consortia in the capital could have submitted individual bids to access some of the £2m available from Capacitybuilders for infrastructure development. But they decided to co-operate on a single bid, which incorporates infrastructure support for areas such as equality, volunteering, social enterprise and IT.

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