THE WAY AHEAD: CIVIL SOCIETY AT THE HEART OF LONDON

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THE WAY AHEAD: CIVIL SOCIETY AT THE HEART OF LONDON: http://londonfunders.org.uk/what-we-do/london-funders-projects/review-londons-civil-society-support/way-ahead-civil-society

The Way Ahead: Civil Society at the Heart of London is the final report of the Review of the Future of Civil Society Support in London published in April 2016. This review ran in parallel to the work of the London Communities Commission and the London Poverty Commission whose final report is also posted on this website. The final report follows on from The Change Ahead, published in December 2015, which set out research and analysis carried out in stage 1 of the Review. It proposes a new vision and system for civil society and how it should be supported in future.

The final report’s vision complements the work of the LCC. It’s vision states that ‘Communities should be enabled to find and deliver their own solutions where possible’ and ‘Communities, civil society support and funders should act as catalysts for action and also identify emerging needs.’

It has four key recommendations for action which mirror recommendations in the LCC draft recommendations that have been published.

• Investigate ways to fund transition to the proposed system, and to ensure civil society support is funded (London Councils, independent funders, providers of statutory funding and London Funders)

• Investigate how to adapt the commissioning of civil society support to ensure the consistency proposed in our recommendations (London Councils, commissioners of public services and London Funders)

• Engage businesses with this Review (Heart of the City)

• Prototype the proposed system in selected areas to develop the practical detail and an evidence base to encourage universal roll out of the proposed system,

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