Third Sector grant fundingIn 2013/14 Bradford City, Bradford Districts and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCGs granted funding to the third sector.
This funding aimed to provide some stability for third sector organisations following a period of reorganisation in the NHS which saw the transition from primary care trusts to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).
All of the bids received were evaluated by expert panels using a framework weighted towards the impact on existing services, key priorities, CCG objectives and clear and measurable outcomes.
Following the result of the grant funding process, West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) conducted an Equality Impact Assessment. This report was presented to the CCG clinical boards and can be accessed here.
The clinical boards of Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs have concluded that it would be short-sighted to make further decisions about the future commissioning of community-based services provided by the Third Sector without wider strategic discussions about integration of care, and increased community-based provision. As a result we are looking at the report with these in mind and how to expand the scope in line with the identified needs of the population. Should significant gaps in service provision be identified we will develop service specifications and invite expressions of interest. The CCGs also aim to involve patients, carers and the general public to inform service need.
The clinical boards are clear of the nature of Third Sector-provided services in delivering activities close to the heart of the community, and engaging with under-represented and marginalised community groups. Services provided by the Third Sector remain central to our vision to achieve increased, accessible and more effective non-clinical healthcare for the residents of our district.
See the full list of funded projects.