Facilitation of partnerships

With diminishing resources, there are increasing trends for VCS organisations to work collaboratively and in partnerships. The Support Hub can help VCS organisations to work together.

Examples of recent partnership facilitation include:

  • Big Lottery’s Improving Futures and Improving Financial Confidence programmes – these funds made it necessary for a VCS collaboration to have endorsement and involvement of the local authority. There was, therefore, a need for some facilitation of Bristol’s response, so that the sector could collaborate and make strategic proposals through a fair and open process. These activities were facilitated by an independent project team* and resulted in proposals being submitted by VCS-led collaborations and £ millions coming to Bristol.
  • Bristol Youth Links – commissioners and Voscur held a ‘speed-networking’ event and published a list of organisations so that VCS organisations interested in collaborating were able to introduce themselves.


We are currently working on the Big Lottery Fund's Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better progress - click here for more information.

Contact us to discuss how we can support your organisation in working with others.

* Bristol City Council Strategic Commissioning and Procurement Service, CYPS’ Joint Commissioning Team, Homelessness Policy and Bristol Compact (based at Voscur).