Update 06/12/19

Current Opportunity

DPS for Skills Providers and Training Provision, Skills For Growth: Cheshire and Warrington: ESF

If your organisation has a training programme which employers do/could use to support the training and development of their staff then this tender may be of interest to you.


Brexit - Deal or No Deal - how will it affect you? 

We have been asked by Cheshire East, who are putting no deal plans in place, how the sector is planning for a no deal Brexit.


My response was, not sure, lets find out. 


So I have put together a short survey to find out what you are doing to prepare for a no deal Brexit.

If your instant response is, it doesn't affect my service you might be right but there are some areas I would encourage you to consider:

Update: 07/02/19

Over the last few months, we have been supporting one of our members around a strategic issue relating to commissioning and from this work, there are a few actions that are now going to happen:


·       Cheshire East Council wish to be part of a meeting/event with small and rural VCFS organisations to discuss how we can work together more effectively when it comes to service delivery and ensure that the smaller organisations are able to be part of partnerships or have the chance to bid to deliver services.

Update 14/03/19

The New Homes Bonus funding has been announced and all bidders have been notified, congratulations to those that achieved funding it was a very competitive process and so you should be proud of your bids. If you didnt get the funding don't be too disheartened as overall the funding was 7x over subscribed and so your bid may have been very good but you just missed out. 


Updated 04/02/19

The Early Help Framework closed for new applications and the successful bidders have been notified by Cheshire East Council.


There were two services recently tendered:

Universal Information & Advice service - this closed on 2nd February 2019 

Emotionally Healthy Children and Young People's Service - Closes on 12th February 2019



Updated 01/11/18

Here is a report from Graham Phillips  our new sector representative on the Local Safeguarding Children's Board 

Local Safeguarding Children’s board (LSCB)

May Report


The LSCB is a statutory body responsible for overseeing those responsible for

safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to ensure the effectiveness of what is done in Cheshire East. It brings together professionals and volunteers to improve the protection of children and young people.


What is your organisation's experience of our local public sector ? We are talking here about our local Council, health bodies such as the local Clincial Commissioning groups, the Fire Authority and the Police and Crime Commissioner 

Do you have anything to get off your chest about the way in which decisions are being taken in these organisations  , or about how local services are being run ?

What is the impact on those your charity is set up to help ?

Message from Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Board Lay Member ; Sam


The Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board meets every two months and is made up of senior personnel from both statutory and voluntary agencies to oversee the work of those agencies where they are engaged with the care of or education and development of children and young people.

The principal responsibility of the board is to ensure that every agency has the safeguarding of children at the forefront of their operations.