Administration and fund management of the ChangeUp programme is the responsibility of EM5 - the regional network of Community Foundations. Engage East Midlands support the engagement of the voluntary and community sector in the programme.
£5.7M has been allocated to projects via Consortia of Infrastructure Organisations, established in each of the 6 counties, with an additional Regional Consortium for broader issues.
Tel 0115 934 9528
Regional Manager: Kally Barot (07920 726 512)
Government Office East Midlands are the overall programme lead, with responsibility for ensuring the programme adheres to the programme principles and operates within the programme guidance.
EM5 are now admistrators and fund mamagers for the programme, with responsibilities for existing and transitional funds, and for monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects to Government Office for the East Midlands, Consortia, Funders and the emerging leadership board. EM5 are developing and co-ordinating the regional leadership board which will have a strategic overview of the programme.
The £5.7M has been allocated to projects via Consortia of infrastructure organisations, which were established in each of the East Midlands counties, with an additional Regional Consortium for the broader issues.
These Consortia drew up Infrastructure Investment Plans (IIP), and were allocated overall investment funds to implement projects that delivered specific desired IIP outcomes. These projects are currently ongoing.
EM5 - From 1 Nov 2005 the responsibility for fund management and administration transferred to EM5 - the regional network of Community Foundations. Under the arrangement Nottinghamshire Community Foundation act as accountable body and service the regional Consortia.
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation
Cedar House, Ransom Wood Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 0HJ
Tel: 01623 620202 / 636365
Contacts: Susan Brown, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowena Naylor-Morrell, Email: email@example.com
Engage East Midlands support the engagement of the voluntary and community sector in the programme: including preparing proposals for investment; supporting communication to the VCS and other stakeholders about programme implementation; sharing good practice within the sector and with other sector stakeholders; management of networking and programme events; liaison with and supply of monitoring updates to the Programme Manager (GOEM).
Nicola Wade -
Partnership and Policy Director
Tel: 0115 934 9528
High Peak CVS manages and develops the East Midlands programme website eastmidlandsinfrastructure.info. Their brief includes the design, maintenance and updating of the site to develop it into a service resource for regional stakeholders and not just to provide programme information.
Tel: 01663 735 350
115 projects totally £5.087m can be searched for using a Project Finder by keyword, area, organisation or type.
14 regional projects are supported:
- Accreditation of funding advice
- Developing Sustainable Regional Support to Voluntary Youth Sector Organisations
- Faith and Culture Hub
- HR support social enterprise
- Investors in Volunteers
- Regional structure
- Relocation feasibility
- Rural VCS Hub
- Seminar for regional stakeholders
- Sharing Success
- Supporting development of BME Infrastructure
- Workforce development
Relationship of projects with national projects / hubs
Consultation and networking events are held to bring people together around the key themes that are being addressed by more than one consortium. These seek to establish links with the national Hubs, raise awareness of work that is in progress and to promote benefits from sharing ideas and collaborative working.
East Midlands ChangeUp Investment Programme Guidance For Applicants & Stakeholders (Jan 2005) 1.14Mb - sets out the process required to access ChangeUp Investment Programme funding, including all of the necessary forms and annexes.
Consortium Development Toolkit (2005) 576k
Tel 0115 934 9528