Change for Good

Local infrastructure bodies in the social sector need to adapt to new technologies and find more creative ways of securing funding or risk being left behind, a Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure report has found.

In its final report Change for Good, the Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure has called for local infrastructure bodies to be redesigned and creatively resourced if they are going to continue to properly serve their function within local communities. 

Between April and December 2014, the 20-strong commission, which was set up by Navca, heard evidence from local groups and infrastructure organisations concerned about how the social sector could continue to meet increasing demand with dwindling funding. 

The commission has reached the conclusion that despite the fact that infrastructure will be needed in some form for as long as people form voluntary organisations, many individual bodies must change their approach if they expect funders to continue to invest in them.

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