Proposals for new arrangements for funding services delivered by the Third Sector and to Town and Parish Councils

Closed 12 Feb 2015

Opened 10 Nov 2014

Results updated 6 Feb 2018

A report was considered by Warwickshire County Council Cabinet in October 2015. The report is available here.

The minutes of this meeting are available here.

It was resolved that Cabinet:

1) Approve the proposals for the allocation of resources towards Third Sector Commissioned Services

2) Approve the proposals for use of the Third Sector Transformation Fund with details of grants reported to the Portfolio Holder and the Chair, Vice Chair and spokesperson of Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

3) Approve the commissioning process for Advice Services, Equalities Service, Youth Services and Third Sector Support

4) Endorse the progression of negotiations with Warwickshire Association of Local Councils for the provision of Town and Parish Council Support

5) Authorises the Strategic Director for Communities to enter into arrangements for third sector funding and support as outlined in this report on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources.


Warwickshire County Council has a long standing and valued relationship with the Third Sector (Voluntary and Community Sector). The Third Sector has significant expertise in direct work with communities, and particularly with those of our residents who are vulnerable or in need. The variety and spread of the Sector across Warwickshire means that many people benefit from the work it delivers, and these local organisations are trusted and valued by the people that use them.

Public Sector budgets have been under heavy strain for several years now, with further cutbacks scheduled for the coming years. This pressure on the public purse means that the County Council can’t continue to deliver services as it has in the past. The relationships that we have got with partners across both the Private and the Third Sectors are more important than ever in working with us to find creative solutions so as to stretch the budget to meet community needs.

Further detail is available in the Consultation Document below.

Earlier this year we carried out a survey to find out what sort of help and support groups, volunteers and WCC service commissioners (people who buy services for the council) need in the future. The results are available in the document below and have been used to shape this consultation.

What happens next

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their few views. 

Feedback will be analysed and a report presented to Warwickshire County Council Cabinet for consideration..


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background
  • Volunteers
  • Community Groups
  • Voluntary and third sector organisations


  • Policies, plans and strategies
  • Council finances