The voluntary and community movement across Cambridgeshire consists of a myriad number of smaller organisations, some of whom often feel they have very little voice or influence.
As public funding declines, the voluntary sector is being asked to do more and deliver more, in a more effective and efficient manner.
The voluntary sector is also being asked, on occasions, to co-design services with statutory partners such as District and County commissioners.
In order to do this the sector requires a greater voice to exert more influence on funders, statutory partners and external stakeholders.
But how do we do that collectively..??
Support Cambridgeshire is offering bespoke Representation Training through Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations which enables individuals within organisations to represent the sector at County wide or District partnership boards.
If anyone is interested in widening their skill sets and developing a role within voice and representation, then please contact Russell Rolph the Development Manager for Support Cambridgeshire, in the first instance. Russell can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
The various partnership boards are held monthly, and therefore a role in voice and representation will be additional to any current work or volunteering obligations.