Ministerial meetings with the third sector

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  • 1. Ministerial Meetings with the third sector John Gallanders – AVOW Constance Adams – WCVA Gareth Coles – WCVA
  • 2. Or... Everything you always wanted to know about the Third Sector Scheme, but didn’t know who to ask
  • 3. What we’ll cover • • • • • • What is the Third Sector Scheme? What is the Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC)? What about Ministerial Meetings? How do I raise issues with Ministers? What else? And what’s next?
  • 4. The Third Sector Scheme “The Welsh Ministers must make a scheme setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote the interests of relevant voluntary organisations.” Government of Wales Act 2006 Section 74
  • 5. What does the Act require? • • • • Part of “inclusive” approach to exercise of functions How Welsh Ministers propose to provide assistance to voluntary organisations Keep the Scheme under review Publish a report about the implementation of the Scheme each year
  • 6. What does the Scheme say? • • • • • Principles and shared values for the relationship between Welsh Government and the third sector How the partnership will work: Third Sector Partnership Council, Ministerial Meetings Procedure for consulting with the third sector Policy for volunteering Promotion of community development
  • 7. Third Sector Partnership Council • • • • • To make sure that the Third Sector Scheme principles are put into practice Representatives of networks working across 25 areas of third sector activity Chaired by the Minister with responsibility for the third sector Opportunity for the sector to raise issues of interest or concern Meets twice a year
  • 8. TSPC – Categories Area of interest Network Advice and Advocacy Advice Providers Forum Animal Welfare Animal Welfare Network for Wales Arts, Culture and Heritage Voluntary Arts Wales Asylum Seekers and Refugees Welsh Refugee Council Children and Families Children in Wales Community Community Development Cymru Community Justice Community Justice Cymru Disability Wales Disability Reference Group
  • 9. TSPC – Categories Area of interest Network Education and Training Workers Educational Training Association Employment Chwarae Teg Environment Wales Environment Link Ethnic Minorities Race Council Cymru Gender Women's Equality Network Wales Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network 3 Housing Homes for All Cymru Intermediaries Wales Association of CVCs
  • 10. TSPC – Categories Area of interest Network International International Development Hub Older People Age Cymru Religion Faith Communities Forum Sexuality Stonewall Social Enterprise Wales Co-operative Centre Sport and Recreation Welsh Sports Association Volunteering Volunteering Policy Forum Welsh Language Mentrau Iaith Cymru Youth Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Services
  • 11. Ministerial Meetings • • • • Each Welsh Government Minister meets with representatives of the networks of third sector organisations Opportunity for the sector to raise issues of interest or concern within Ministerial portfolios Meets twice a year Two planning meetings
  • 12. Ministerial Portfolio Welsh Government Minister WCVA Policy Lead Education and skills Huw Lewis AM Helen Wilkinson Culture and sport John Griffiths AM Tim Day Health and social services Mark Drakeford AM Constance Adams Economy, science and transport Edwina Hart MBE OStJ AM Geoff Jones Finance Jane Hutt AM Gareth Coles Housing and regeneration Carl Sargeant AM Geoff Jones Local Government Lesley Griffiths AM Gareth Coles International development Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM Craig Owen Communities and tackling poverty Jeff Cuthbert AM Phil Fiander Natural resources and food Tim Day Alun Davies AM
  • 13. Code of Practice for Funding the Third Sector • • • Principles for Welsh Government funding of the third sector, e.g. • Early and constructive dialogue • Timely decisions • Full cost recovery Monitored by Welsh Government Issues raised by the Funding and Compliance Sub-Committee
  • 14. Proposed changes
  • 15. Thank you WCVA 0800 2888 329 policy@wcva.org.uk www.wcva.org.uk AVOW 01978 312556 info@avow.org www.avow.org.uk Welsh Government wales.gov.uk/topics/housingandcommunity/voluntarysector