PLANED is working in partnership with Building Communities Trust (BCT) taking up the role of community sector representation on 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.
LEADER Manager at PLANED, Jessica Morgan said: “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 such as younger people, but anyone who is working to benefit a particular place is welcome to join the network.
“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.”
BCT Chief Executive, Chris Johnes said:” BCT are probably the largest supporter of asset-based community development work in Wales, running the Invest Local programme 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.”
The first meeting for the new Community Sector Network, South West Wales.
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