Transforming Local Infrastructure
Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI)
The TLI project now has its own blog which is kept up to date. You can visit it at www.transformbh.wordpress.com
May 2012 Introduction
The Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI) project was developed to create a single infrastructure (sector support) organisation that will improve efficiency, quality, co-ordination and sustainability, whilst ensuring support is contemporary, relevant, accessible and responsive.
The project partners (CVSF, B&H Volunteer Centre, Impetus, The South East Wellbeing Consortium and The Trust for Developing Communities) have been hard at work since being awarded the funding in March 2012 and have so far:
- Agreed the governance structures for the project, including partnership agreements, terms of reference and ways of working together.
- Appointed Arran Evans as Independent Chair of the Strategic Working Group.
- Appointed Rachel Papworth (Rachel’s Biography) as Transformation Manager to lead and support the partnership to achieve the outcomes of the project.
- Agreed a schedule for the quarterly meetings of the Strategic Working Group, with the first meeting due to take place on June 18th.
- Agreed a schedule for monthly meetings of the Project Delivery Group, which has now met four times.
- Begun planning a sector-wide event for July to make organisations aware of the project, share emerging outcomes from the needs assessment and plan future engagement, and future sector-wide events in the Autumn (possibly to look at options for new delivery models and support services) and Spring/Summer 2013 (to launch the new arrangements).
- Begun the needs assessment.
- Begun work on service redesign.
In more detail, the intended outcomes of the project are as follows:
- The creation of a single infrastructure support organisation that is financially viable, efficient and relevant and is explored and implemented.
- The needs of frontline voluntary and community sector groups are better served through more effective diagnosis and meeting of need, integrated delivery mechanisms, streamlined access routes and increase co-ordination of support groups.
- Greater and better co-ordinated investment, sponsorship, pro bono support, employer supported volunteering and mentoring services with businesses, the public and university sectors to help support civil society organisations.
This page will be updated regularly through out the project. In the meantime, if you would like more information on the project or have any questions please feel free to email Rachel Papworth, the Transformation Manager on email@example.com.