Put charities and volunteers at the heart of local elections
- Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:06
Local councillors are being encouraged to get behind charities and volunteers in their areas by following the recommendations outlined in a new NCVO local elections briefing.
Aimed at prospective local representatives, ahead of the elections later this month, NCVO’s recommendations include:
- Councils should split large public service contracts into smaller packages to allow a greater diversity of organisations to bid.
- Councils should take advantage of new light-touch EU procurement rules to allow for more innovative approaches.
- Councillors should push the social value agenda in their areas.
Councillors should ask how their council is promoting volunteering – pushing for a clear volunteering strategy.
You can read our full election briefing (PDF, 60KB) , and also read Justin’s blog post on the importance of partnerships between voluntary groups and local authorities.