What are the advantages of this model?

  • The potential for improvements in service delivery and benefits for service users.
  • Access to a larger pool of professional expertise.
  • A larger, more robust and sustainable organisation.
  • A more flexible model of governance.
  • Increased scope for funding applications, fundraising opportunities, tax and business rate exemptions, and attracting donations and bequests.
  • Increased opportunity for joint projects and partnerships with the private sector through business sponsorship.
  • A clearer relationship with a wider range of communities and stakeholders.
  • Increased scope for efficiency savings and economies of scale.