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The Coalition government has stepped up its process of decentralisation and devolution of power to local authorities and their communities. Local authorities will have the liberty to make decisions about allocation of resources free from central government guidelines. An increasing role for the VCS to deliver public services is expected. VCS organisations are expected to have a key role to play in identifying needs as well as delivering services. This page deals with policies that have an impact on funding, commissioning and procurement for the VCS.

EMFAN Local Network Event 11 December 2012 - Post Event Page

This event took place on 11 December at the Riverside Centre in Derby and was attended by 40 delegates from across the East Midlands.

The Big Sell – Post event resources

One East Midlands, in partnership with Children England, organised The Big Sell on Wednesday 3 October 2012 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Derby. The conference aimed to help the third sector promote themselves as suppliers of choice to the public and private sectors and develop practical tools to support the development of robust internal third sector markets.

Talent Match

One East Midlands are pleased to announce their new role as secretariat and partnership development support to the Big Lottery funded ‘Talent Match’ programme for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Talent Match is Big Lottery’s first strategic fund focusing on the skills and employment issues faced by young people.

Social Finance

Social finance is defined as "an approach to managing money that delivers a social and/or environmental dividend and an economic return." It includes social investing, microlending, and sustainable business and social enterprise lending, as well as philanthropic grantmaking and program-related investments also fall under the umbrella of social finance. Social finance aims to leverage existing capital to attract new investment for public benefit.

East Midlands Funding Advice Network (EMFAN)



In March 2013, One East Midlands commissioned South West Forum (SWF) to conduct an evaluation of the project.

The Big List

One East Midlands are compiling a Big List of cuts impacting on voluntary and community organisations in the East Midlands. This will give us and policy makers an overview of how the voluntary sector in the region is faring in regards to public sector spending cuts.

If you would like to include any cuts that you have received in the list below please email Claire Chapman, Information and Membership Officer, at

Fundraising events survey

Coffee mornings are the most popular ways for supporters to raise money for charity, according to new research commissioned by sector software provider Blackbaud.

Charity audit threshold to double to £1million

The government has announced that it will go ahead with plans to double the audit threshold for most charities from £500,000 to £1million, making up to 4,000 charities exempt from audit requirements.

Consultation on society lotteries

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently launched a call for evidence to explore the current balance across Society Lotteries, The National Lottery and competing Gambling products in raising funds for good causes and maintaining player protection.

Review of the Social Value Act

A review of the Social Value Act by Lord Young has recommended that the Act should not be extended and strengthened.


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