The Third Sector is another name for the Voluntary & Community Sector.
The Third Sector Review (TSR) is about how the Voluntary and Community Sector works with partners to meet the needs of the people of Bradford.
Although the Review is now complete, work with the Third Sector is ongoing and will be overseen by the Stronger Communities Partnership. Progress updates can be found below.
Major highlights include the creation of the Voluntary & Community Sector Assembly, the creation of the new Compact (Working Together) for Bradford District and a new Commissioning Forum.
Background to the Third Sector Review
The Third Sector Review (TSR) commenced in April 2008. Its objectives included:
- establishing a definition of the Third Sector and its involvement in the District’s partnership arrangements;
- to agree how the sector will meet the needs of the District, to deliver better outcomes for the people of Bradford;
- to assess strengths & weaknesses of the sector to fulfil these needs and make recommendations for change.
The Review also explored the use of the Bradford Compact as a tool for creating more effective Third Sector arrangements and relationships with public sector bodies.
On 16th December 2008, the Review findings and recommendations were presented to Executive Committee and thirteen recommendations were approved. Most of the Recommendations from 2008 have now been implemented and completed.