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Collaboration in Rural Regeneration

  1. 1. Collaboration in Rural Regeneration Steve Clare -DTA Chris Wade –AMT ruralnet Collaboration Convention 2007
  2. 2. Presentation Structure <ul><li>Simple Origins </li></ul><ul><li>Making Sense of Collaboration through BASIS </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Geographic Focus and Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Principles and Wider Lessons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Simple Origins <ul><li>13 potentially inter-related bids to BLF BASIS Programme </li></ul><ul><li>AMT offered to look at relationships to: </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the understanding and synergies </li></ul><ul><li>Identify specific ways to interact and improve outcomes at the delivery stage </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise benefits in rural areas </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introducing the Big Lottery Fund BASIS Programme <ul><li>Infrastructural support for voluntary and community sector </li></ul><ul><li>National, regional and local bids </li></ul><ul><li>Two application phases </li></ul><ul><li>July 2006 to 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Winter 2007/08 </li></ul><ul><li>Two-stage process </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wide Ranging National Bids: Where do we start in collaborating?! <ul><li>A. AMT’s Sustaining Market Towns Programme </li></ul><ul><li>B. NCVO’s Policy Skills Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li>C. NAVCA’s Improving Local Partnerships Project </li></ul><ul><li>D. CES’ National Outcomes Programme </li></ul><ul><li>E. ACRE’s Rural Infrastructure England </li></ul><ul><li>F. DTA’s Cultivating Enterprise Programme </li></ul><ul><li>G. Community Alliance Integro Programme </li></ul><ul><li>H. NCVO Sustainable Funding Programme </li></ul><ul><li>I. ACEVO’s Regional Leadership and Influencing Programme </li></ul><ul><li>J. CES’ PQASSO (quality mark) Development Project </li></ul><ul><li>K. NAVCA’s Local Procurement and Commissioning Project </li></ul><ul><li>L. CAN’s Community Accountancy Services </li></ul><ul><li>M. CAN’s project to improve support for trustees of local VCS organizations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Making Sense of the BASIS Bids 1 <ul><li>Generic National Issues </li></ul><ul><li>NCVO’s Policy Skills Development Programme </li></ul><ul><li>NAVCA’s Improving Local Partnerships Project </li></ul><ul><li>CES’ National Outcomes Programme </li></ul><ul><li>NCVO Sustainable Funding Programme </li></ul><ul><li>ACEVO’s Regional Leadership and Influencing Programme </li></ul><ul><li>CES’ PQASSO Development Project </li></ul><ul><li>NAVCA’s Local Procurement and Commissioning Project </li></ul>
  7. 7. Making Sense of the BASIS Bids 2 <ul><li>Geographic Focus </li></ul><ul><li>AMT’s Sustaining Market Towns Programme </li></ul><ul><li>ACRE’s Rural Infrastructure England </li></ul><ul><li>DTA’s Cultivating Enterprise Programme </li></ul>
  8. 8. Action for Market Towns: Sustaining Market Towns Programme <ul><li>A. TRAINING….. </li></ul><ul><li>B. POLICY….. </li></ul><ul><li>C. GOOD PRACTICE…. </li></ul><ul><li>D. PROMOTION…. </li></ul><ul><li>Market Towns Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Towns Think Tank </li></ul><ul><li>Towns-4-Towns Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>National Voice for Market Towns </li></ul>
  9. 9. Focusing on Outcomes: AMT’s Sustaining Market Towns Programme <ul><li>Outcome 1: The future sustainability of more Market Town Partnerships (MTPs) secured through effective business planning </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 2: Increased opportunities for MTPs to influence policy, strategy and practice </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 3: The improved sharing of knowledge, skills and good practice in planning, managing and programme delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome 4: The development of the necessary national products, services, knowledge and level of resources to support AMT’s work </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Aims of ACRE’s Rural Infrastructure England <ul><li>Building the capacity for policy influencing and capacity building of rural community infrastructure at regional level </li></ul><ul><li>Providing infrastructure dedicated to specific functional areas of service delivery crucial to the health and vibrancy of rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Providing an effective national resource for developing and supporting best practice in rural community engagement initiatives. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Outcomes: DTA’s Cultivating Enterprise Programme <ul><li>Ensuring beneficiary community organisations have the internal capacity to successfully embrace enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Involving established DTA member organisations as mentors/business supporters to cultivate new and potential community enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity through an accredited leadership and management programme </li></ul>
  12. 12. Linkages in Geographic Bids DTA members coaching /mentoring Theme-based guidance and community engagement tools GOOD PRACTICE SHARING –awards, exchange and Experts Online Regional network development POLICY - ‘Think Tank’ & interactive service ILM accredited leadership training TRAINING -accredited training DTA’s Cultivating Enterprise Programme ACRE’s Rural Infrastructure England AMT’s Sustaining Market Towns Programme
  13. 13. Specific Collaborative Actions <ul><li>DTA will inform the AMT Academy syllabus and provide additional learning and business support on community enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>AMT will work closely with ACRE to share approaches to building the capacity of villages and small towns to influence regional policy </li></ul><ul><li>AMT, ACRE and DTA will work closely with to help share skills and knowledge about service delivery and community engagement amongst villages and small towns </li></ul><ul><li>Plus further opportunities between geographic & generic bids </li></ul>
  14. 14. Proposed Collaboration Principles <ul><li>Initial exchange will identify shared aims and outcomes to define inter-relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Individual organisations will be left to confirm any specific proposals for joint working </li></ul><ul><li>There is a broad distinction between geographic and generic but opportunities exist for interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Generic guidance should be provided as discrete packages that can be embedded within other materials for other programmes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Wider Lessons and Discussion Points <ul><li>Must share common vision and values </li></ul><ul><li>Need to focus on overall outcomes not competition for funds or own outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Funders are important in encouraging and supporting ongoing collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Linkages between organisations and themes can be endless </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration has to be worked at but also needs to have limits </li></ul>
  16. 16. Contacts: Development Trusts Association (DTA) [email_address] www.dta.org.uk Action for Market Towns (AMT) [email_address] www.towns.org.uk

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