Capacitybuilders announced last month that it would be replacing the six ChangeUp hubs – finance, governance, ICT, performance, workforce and volunteering – with nine national support services, whose subjects include modernising volunteering, equality and diversity and responding to social change.
The nine programmes have been broadly welcomed by the third sector (Third Sector, 12 September), although some organisations have voiced concern that work carried out by the existing Workforce and ICT Hubs would not be effectively covered by the new arrangement (Third Sector Online, 11 September).
Prospective service providers have been invited to submit expressions of interest by 7 November. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 21 November. The aim is for the new programmes to launch next April.
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