Putting the third sector first is about making choices when it comes to the deliver of services.
Faced with increasingly tight budgets, the pressure to deliver public services has never been greater.
When it comes to outsourcing services choosing the right partner can often be the difference between success and failure.
South Yorkshire is home to a growing number of dynamic social enterprises, yet it is often easy to overlook the third sector when it comes to making decisions about procurement.
has been developed to help make the Third Sector first choice.
With the overall aim of forging stronger links between voluntary organisations and South Yorkshire's public and private sectors, it aims to provide a single point of contact when it comes to finding resources, support and information about potential partners.
Feedback from voluntary organisations has indicated, that working in partnership with public sector bodies can help them to deliver core services more effectively. From community regeneration to specialist childcare and welfare, it plays a vital part in strengthing local communities.
The third sector includes a range of dynamic social enterprise and not-for-profit organisations which together helped to create a turnover of over £840m during the last financial year alone.