Local charities suffer from poor commissioning

A new report from Lloyds Bank Foundation, ‘Commissioning in Crisis’, highlights

“some of the ludicrous processes used (in public sector commissioning) to bridge the gap left by too little money. These approaches penalise small charities in particular, excluding them from bidding for, let alone winning, contracts, leaving many deprived of funding and on the brink of shutting up shop.”

Civil Society News coverage leads with: Current commissioning processes are a “major threat to the survival of smaller charities” and are failing at every level.

Read the Foundation’s blog ‘Commissioners: don’t take away local charities from people who need them most’, with a link to the 65 page report ‘Commissioning in Crisis: how current contracting and procurement processes threaten the survival of small charities’ (pdf, 971KB).