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'Commissioning' is a way in which public bodies (such as local authorities and the NHS) secure services to meet the identified needs of their local populations. For many types of services delivered by voluntary organisations commissioning has now replaced the traditional process of awarding grants.
The commissioning process in brief …
The process of specifying, securing and monitoring services to meet individuals’ need at a strategic level. This applies to all services, whether they are provided by the local authority or by the private or voluntary sectors.
Consortium (plural consortia)
Several organisations working in partnership to deliver a service or project, or share management or administration functions.
Putting the purchasing of services in a legally binding document.
‘Social enterprise’ is not a legal definition, so it can mean a number of things. A ‘social enterprise’ could be:
Together with some partner agencies, we can support anyone who is trying to establish any of these in Kensington & Chelsea with:
Report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019
Report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018