Download the Third Sector iPad edition

Straw poll finds councils are interested in developing charity bidding consortia

John Gillespie of Acevo says his organisation wrote to 30 councils to assess their views and 10 expressed an interest

John Gillespie
John Gillespie

A third of local authorities are interested in supporting a project to develop charity bidding consortia in their areas, according to a straw poll of councils by the chief executives body Acevo.

Acevo wrote to 30 randomly selected councils to ask if they would be interested in participating in a project to set up a local consortium that could bid to run services, which would be jointly funded by Acevo, the Local Government Association and each council itself.

Ten local authorities expressed an interest and local authorities in Norfolk, Gateshead and Leicestershire have each agreed to a project to support a local consortium.

John Gillespie, a business planning consultant at Acevo, said several other local authorities were interested in helping local charities develop consortia, but were pursuing their own methods of doing so.

"Anecdotally, it appears to be something on the radar of most local authorities," he said. "A lot of councils seem to be quite receptive. They want local charities to form consortia."

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Latest Jobs

Forthcoming Events

Leaders in Fundraising

  • Tue 14 Apr 2015
  • ILEC Conference Centre, London

Big Donor Summit 2015

  • Wed 15 Apr 2015
  • ILEC Conference Centre, London

Digital Edge

  • Thu 16 Apr 2015
  • ILEC Conference Centre, London

Leaders In Fundraising

London, 14 April 2015

Big Donor Summit

London, 15 April 2015

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert Hub

Advice on risk from a specialist insurer

Flooding - a bigger risk than ever

As winter approaches, Wendy Cotton of charity insurance specialist Markel explains how you can protect your charity against damage by flooding

How to reduce theft at your charity

Maximising security on your premises, using deterrents such as SmartWater and ensuring computer systems are secure can all prevent a theft occuring, says Wendy Cotton, a charity insurance expert at Markel