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  • Resource Procurement a whistlestop tour Morag Rose Community Hubs Development Officer Community Hubs @GMCVO Telephone 0161 277 1039 Email morag.rose@gmcvo.org.uk
  • Sustainable Funding - the basics
    • Grants harder to access
    • Focus on public service delivery
    • Sustainability is… “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
    • Brundtland Report (1987)
    • What we mean by procurment
  • The solution:
      • planning
      • funding and finance
      • earning
      • cutting costs
    • Is your building an asset?!
    • Management
    • Development
    • inception
    • feasibility
    • detailed design
    • implementation
    • managment
    • Secrets of success
    • Best use of space and design
    • Storage
    • Secrets of success
    • Specific uses?
    • Audience / market
    • Secrets of success
    • Stakeholder invovement
    • Expert help – be an active client
    • Good condition
    • Maintenance plan
    • Community proof
    • Marketing
    • Volunteers and staff ambassadors
  • Trading / Earned Income
    • No strings (?)
    • Involve service users in service delivery
    • Charging can force quality up
    • Build new and refresh old skills (marketing, financial management)
    • B eneficial effect on organisational confidence and self-esteem
  • Trading / Earned Income
    • Mission realted
    • Unrelated
          • Earned Income
          • Cost recovery eg rom hire
          • New Customers – not beneficiaries
          • Complementary services
          • Contract
  • Trading Places
    • Different Approaches
          • Community development
          • Facilities
          • Social Enterprise
          • But much in common too and same critical success factors
  • Trading Places
    • Success factors…..
            • Attractive building
            • Skills and experience of staff/ volunteers/ board
            • Volunteers / community links
            • Partnership / links (contracts)
  • Trading Places
    • Success factors…..
            • Making the most of opportunities
            • Shared vision
            • Communication
            • Marketing
    • Planning…..
    • See the big picture
    • Understand how projects fit in
    • Build in time to evaluate and change
    • Plan and fundraise ahead
    • Common sense….
  • If you don’t plan…
    • Mission drift / creep
    • Cash flow problems
    • Panic funding – deadline chasing
    • Can’t explain purpose to funders
  • Other solutions
    • Reduce expenditure
      • share resources
      • freebies
      • bulk buying
      • Link to environmental sustainability
  • Resources Audits Resource Finder www.gmvss.net
    • Grants (as part of a package!)
    • Income – what? How?
    • DIY
    • Support in kind
    • Cheap services
    • Resources
          • Training
      • IT
      • Volunteers
      • Information
      • Specialist
      • Others
  • Stuff for FREE
    • Support in kind eg Bitc
    • Cheap services / bulk buying
    • Freebies
            • Freecycle
    • Don’t be afraid to ask
    • Skill swop exercise
  • Further help….
    • Community Hubs @GMCVO
    • Specialist support for community facilities and building, including a resource procurement project and network opportunities
    • Tel 0161 277 1039
    • Email morag.rose@gmcvo.org.uk