The Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure was set up in March 2014 to look at the provision local infrastructure support services in the voluntary and community sector and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face in the coming years. The Commission has just published its report along with a summary document.
It gathered evidence from current infrastructure providers, charities and community groups, public sector bodies, the private sector, academics and other interested parties and held a number of evidence-gathering sessions across the country.
The Commission found that infrastructure providers will be needed in some form as long as people come together to form voluntary organisations and community groups. But it also concluded that the organisations providing infrastructure services in the future is likely to be a much leaner enabler, broker and catalyst rather than necessarily a deliverer.
As a key provider of infrastructure support in Solihull, SUSTAiN is interested to hear views from across Solihull’s VCS to inform our own response to this report. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.