Funding news

Targeted Support Fund commissioning programme launched - 21 January 2010

As part of the £15.5m Targeted Support Fund programme funded by Office of the Third Sector and Department of Health, £500k was allocated to improve commissioning with third sector organisations in areas identified as at most risk of increased deprivation.

This funding aims to help remove practical barriers to successful commissioning between local public bodies, such as the local authority, primary care trust and children’s trust, and third sector organisations in the selected areas.

IDeA and its partners will deliver this programme as a distinctive and additional element of the second phase of the National Programme for Third Sector Commissioning.

In each of the selected areas, local partnerships of public bodies and the third sector will take part in sessions to uncover key commissioning barriers, the development of a local improvement plan and the design of a local project, with up to £25,000 funding provided for activity to address these issues.

The aim of the local projects is to produce learning which can be disseminated widely and improve third sector commissioning across the country. The following areas have agreed to take part in the programme:

North East Lincolnshire
St Helens

For more information, see the OTS press release.