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Salford Third Sector Consortium (S3SC)

Salford Third Sector Consortium was established by Salford CVS to enable Salford's voluntary and community sector to respond to the emerging preference of commissioners to have fewer or single contracts with larger providers.

The Consortium enables contracts to be secured centrally and sub-contracted out to local providers (Consortium members) for delivery. This hub and spokes approach achieves the economies of scale of large contracts but maintains local delivery and service design through member organisations rooted in their communities.

S3SC is a registered charity (1154332) and a company limited by guarantee (8328565)

The Vision of Salford Third Sector Consortium is:

'Building on the good practice and experience of our members, deliver high quality services through local organisations, which share opportunities and responsibilities and are rooted in the community, in order to improve the lives of people in Salford'

The Mission of Salford Third Sector Consortium is:

'To win contracts and secure investment to enable local organisations to deliver high quality services'

The Salford Third Sector Consortium has a number of aims that support the mission and vision statements. These are to:

• Secure funding and contracts to support member organisations' sustainability
• Ensure that services are user-centered and that user voices are at the heart of all provision
• Develop new ways of joint working and pilot innovative approaches
• Adopt consortium-wide approaches to marketing and public relations to raise the profile of all member organisations
• Expand the service offer through increased delivery capacity and identify and plug any gaps in supply
• Raise standards of quality amongst members by sharing ideas and offering a mentoring scheme to learn from each other

More information, including how to get involved in the Consortium can found on the Salford CVS website.

This page was last updated on 4 February 2014

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