Two day ‘masterclasses’ are being offered over the next year to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations that are keen to win and deliver public service contracts.
The year-long programme of two-day ‘masterclasses’ aims to help voluntary sector organisations develop commercial skills for delivering public services. It is designed for service managers, senior staff and trustees.
The classes will look at case studies, provide practical tools and offer the direct experiences of experts to guide organisations through what is required to win and deliver public service contracts. The classes will also allow organisations to focus on specific areas where they need to improve key skills, including writing winning bids; adjusting to changes in the tender process; developing consortia; and financial skills such as how to profile and manage risks.
Funded by the Government through the Office of Civil Society, the classes are designed and provided by a cross-sector partnership of Acevo, Avanta, Capita, Ingeus, Navca, NCVO, Serco and Social Enterprise UK. Pro-bono support has come from the private sector partners.
The first classes will take place in both Manchester and London on 26 and 27 March 2013. Masterclasses in other locations across England will take place throughout the year until March 2014.
Sessions cost £25 per delegate to attend with a maximum of 25 places are available for each session.
Further information can be found on the KnowHow NonProfit website (opens new window).
Source: KnowHow NonProfit