The Advice Services Alliance have been awarded a contract with the Big Lottery Fund to deliver the learning and support to the Advice Services Transition Fund partnerships across the country. The contract will be delivered over two years and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the Cabinet Office.
We are very pleased to play a small role in supporting vital advice partnerships across England who are working to maintain the quality and delivery of frontline services, in a landscape of radical changes to public services and funding. We aim to learn and share through the partnerships so that the advice sector can continue to be accessible and sustainable in the future.
Our bid was developed through conversations with our members, all of whom have been crucial in developing the local partnerships. The project builds on work the ASA has tackled in the past, including the Working Together for Advice project. We will be working closely with CitA on the delivery as well as with the local voluntary sector infra structure organisations and their local members. A key message in our bid was that all ASA members have a role to play in maintaining the breath and depth of advices services available to the public; Law Centres, housing aid centres, independent advice centres and those organisations working with the young or the elderly are all part of our dynamic advice provision.
The award has been particularly welcomed by the ASA Board of Trustees as it vindicates the positive steps taken in the past year to ensure the ASA continues to provide both the networked support required by individual advice partnerships across the country, and the collaborative leadership the sector as a whole. In doing so, together we can better manage the challenges faced by the sector.
More news on this project to follow.