Delivery of the ChangeUp programme in the South East is planned and overseen by a Regional Consortium. Their secretariat is provided by RAISE, which co-ordinates the region's VCS. The 20 Consortia for shire counties and unitary authorities are producing Local Infrastructure Development Plans by March 2006.
Tel: 01483 885 121
Regional Manager: Kat Pearce (07789 171631)
Web: GOSE ChangeUp
ChangeUp in the South East region
The Government Office for the South East (GOSE) has been charged with delivery of ChangeUp. GOSE has set up a Regional Consortium to plan and oversee the delivery of the programme. The Consortium includes members from both the statutory sector and voluntary and community sector, in approximately equal numbers, in addition to GOSE.
The Regional Consortium has agreed a Regional Plan that describes the programme of investment, fund-holders and outlines the method of local implementation in the South East.
The Regional Consortium commissioned 20 local organisations, one per shire county and per unitary authority area, to form a consortium for its area and to produce a 'local infrastructure development plan' (LIDP) by March 2006. This LIDP is based on robust research of the support needs of frontline voluntary and community organisations. Local consortia have been issued with guidance but this is to be used flexibly.
VCS agents involved in regional management of ChangeUp
RAISE (Regional Action and Involvement South East - the co-ordinating body for the VCS in the region) provides the secretariat for the Regional Consortium.
Tel: 01483 500 770
Consortia in South East region
There are 20 South East consortia: Berkshire, Bracknell Forest, Brighton & Hove, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of White, Kent, Maidenhead, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, Sussex, West Berkshire, Windsor, Wokingham. Contact details for these are available at raise-networks.org.uk.
54 projects funded with a total investment of £5.4 million.
Business Plan & Key Documents
Including: Regional Plan; Terms of Reference; Minutes of Regional Counsortium Meetings; Early Spend Programme.
Resources for VCS
Lead contact and website
Social and Community Strategy Team
Government Office for the South East
1 Walnut Tree Close
Surrey GU1 4GA
Tel: 01483 885 121