Even if a number of organisations are involved in delivering your activities or services, your locally trusted organisation and your Big Local partnership will have oversight of your Big Local plan. The partnership has overall control, and the locally trusted organisation has legal and financial responsibilities.
Before or after you produce your plan, your Big Local partnership can choose who is to deliver the activities and services. This may depend on how your locally trusted organisation works: for example, it might need to follow its own employment or commissioning processes, in-line with its own policies or procedures.
The processes will be different for each area, but might include:
- putting out a call for ideas from organisations and groups that can meet your priorities
- carrying out a tendering process - where you set out the activity or service you want with a specified budget, and people make proposals (submit tenders) for the work
- offering grants that community groups or charities can apply for to deliver activities to help you meet your priorities
- running participatory budgeting activities - where the wider community can vote on who receives grants
- providing loan-funding through a community-development finance institution or a credit union
- negotiating with an organisation you know to provide a service or deliver activities.
Here are some case studies to show you how other areas have moved from planning to action. These may give you some ideas for your plan. The method or methods you choose will depend on what you want to do.
We expect each partnership to agree and follow a process that suits their Big Local area.
If your partnership decides that it wants support from a paid member of staff, see our guidance on workers for Big Local.