Issue details

Contract arrangements for Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VCSI) SSC10 18/19

As part of the County Council’s commitment to building stronger and more resilient communities it recognises the vital role played by the voluntary and community sector in developing a healthy and dynamic civic society across West Sussex.


To evidence this commitment a set of clear Partnership Principles to reset the relationship between the Authority and the voluntary and community sector (VCS) were agreed in 2018.


To sustain and strengthen the role played by the VCS within the many communities of West Sussex the County Council has worked with the providers of local voluntary and community sector infrastructure services, the District and Borough councils and representatives from Health to develop a fit for purpose model to ensure adequate support and advice is available to support and enable the continued growth of dynamic and effective voluntary organisations across the county.




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Decision due: February 2019 by Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities

Lead member: Councillor Debbie Kennard

Contact: Seth Gottesman, Senior Contracts & Commissioning Officer Email: Tel: 033 022 28706.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Safer Stronger Communities via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken. 


District and Borough Councils

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong Safe Sustainable Place


Background papers

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