Exceeding targets through effective programme management
Ecorys is Europe’s premier provider of management services. We provide support to the public, private and third sectors to develop and implement programmes to achieve their strategic priorities.
Ecorys has an outstanding reputation for the effective development and delivery of multi-million pound programmes for clients at all levels. We can provide a comprehensive package of services or individual components to progress your programme strategy, maximise impact, ensure spend targets are met and minimise risk. We draw on our expertise, using cost-effective and practical solutions based on knowing what works and how it can be tailored to meet specific needs.
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Health & Social Care Volunteering Fund
Ecorys are contracted to the Department of Health to deliver the Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund (HSCVF). Ecorys is in partnership with Community Service Volunteers (CSV), Attend and PrimeTimers to deliver this 3 year contract.
The HSCVF was first introduced in 2009 following a strategic review of funding and investment to third sector organisations. Overall, the planned approach to the programme will support coherent investment, reinforce the role of volunteering in health, public health and social care and support the developing strategic vision for volunteering in health, public health and social care.
For 2011-12, the HSCVF committed £3.73m of which approx £2.05m was allocated to 13 new national awards and £483k was allocated to 51 new local projects; with the balance committed to funding and capacity building support for the local projects. Awards are generally for 3 years duration, although smaller projects may be of shorter term.
A key innovation of the fund is the support package on offer to small local organisations funded through the programme. The HSCVF support package is delivered by nationally recognised voluntary organisations. This package aims to build organisational capacity that will assist with longer term sustainability. Activities include: an organisational diagnostic visit; support consultancy; training in volunteer management; and accredited Action Learning Networks.
For further information please see www.volunteeringfund.com
Management of the UK National Agency for the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal Programmes
(Lifelong Learning Programme)
The Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) is a European funding programme which supports education and training across Europe. Ecorys has been commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Commission to run the UK National Agency for the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal Programmes. The programmes cover 27 EU Member States, 3 EFTA countries, and Turkey, Accession State. The current total funds distributed by Ecorys under this contract are €140 million.
Ecorys receives and assesses over 750 funding applications per year and is currently managing over 600 LLP projects across the UK. Ecorys is responsible for the whole range of project activity from promoting the calls to tender through the assessment and contracting stages and subsequent monitoring of the projects throughout their lifespan. Ecorys provides continuous support to the European Commission and the UK Government in the day-to-day management, administration and monitoring of the programmes.
To discuss issues relating to Communications, Technical Assistance or Programme Management, please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)207 423 5300