Community Sector Representation on the Partnership Council
PLANED is working in partnership with Building Communities Trust (BCT) taking up the role of community sector representation on the Third Sector Partnership Council.
What is the Third Sector Partnership Council?
The Third Sector Partnership Council is a forum for discussions between representatives of third sector networks and the Welsh Government. It provides an opportunity for the sector to raise issues of interest or concern and allows for meetings with all Cabinet Secretaries twice a year.
There are representatives of 25 different Third Sector networks on the Partnership Council (the full list is here: https://www.wcva.org.uk/what-we-do/influencing/third-sector-partnership-council).
Our role is to represent the community sector – organisations working in specific geographical areas to benefit people living in those areas. Some of those organisations may also be social enterprises or working with particular groups (e.g. young people), but anyone who is working to benefit a particular place is welcome to join our network
How will this work?
To be able to represent the community sector effectively, we need to build a network of other organisations. Through this network, we’ll look at the interests and concerns of the community sector and get your views on proposals coming from Government.
To communicate with the network, we’ll set up a Partnership Council web page, issue quarterly e-bulletins and hold periodic consultation events across Wales.
If you’d like to join our network, click here https://form.jotformeu.com/81832430468357
We’ll spend the next few months building the network and will be holding workshops to bring network members together in February 2019. These will be:
- 5 February 2019 in South West Wales
- 18 February 2019 in South East Wales, and,
- 21 February 2019 in North Wales.
More details, including location and how to register will be available soon.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with Chris Johnes or Emma Shepherd at BCT on 02921 202280
Who are Building Communities Trust?
BCT are probably the largest supporter of asset-based community development work in Wales, running the Invest Local programme http://www.bct.wales/invest-local/ in 13 mainly urban areas in Wales. We do have much wider networks than the Invest Local areas, but are aware that there is still lots of community activity we are unaware of, which is why we are so pleased to work with PLANED in undertaking this work.