News Special - Hubs Report: Four hub partners respond to the Durning report

KEVIN CURLEY, chief executive, Navca

We are dismayed Capacitybuilders is still considering taking direct responsibility for commissioning all national programmes. We feel Capacitybuilders should maintain the consensus that ChangeUp should be sector-led. We support the option to retain the hubs, but with better co-ordination.

- Navca is in the Finance, Governance, ICT and Performance Hubs

RUSSELL PRIOR, executive director, company giving, CAF

Durning has crystallised some key tensions within the set-up of ChangeUp and made some first-rate recommendations as to how it can be strengthened. That these are based on ongoing consultation directly with the sector adds to their potency.

- CAF is lead partner in the Finance Hub

CHRIS PENBERTHY, director of strategy and planning, Volunteering England

We would like to see that any activity funded by Capacitybuilders was clearly informed by the sector and accountable to the sector, with clear input from the sector into its design and delivery.

- Volunteering England is lead partner in the Volunteering Hub

BEN HUGHES, chief executive, Bassac

More leadership is needed, and Capacitybuilders has shown a genuine desire to engage with the sector. I have concerns about losing the emphasis on a sector-led programme. We could be shifting further away from that unless there are clear safeguards. There must be an increased focus on users.

- Bassac is in the Governance and Performance Hubs.

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