Partnerships

We are pleased to be in partnership with reputable organisations to support charities and volunteering in Buckinghamshire.

Our signed partnership agreements include:

  • Reach Skills volunteering
  • Do-It national Volunteering portal
  • Henley Management College
  • Action4Youth

We also work with :

Community Support for Bucks (CSB)

Community Support for Bucks (CSB) is a partnership of voluntary and community groups and social enterprise support organisations which is designed to strengthen the links between all sectors of the community in the Bucks County Council area. The partnership meets at least four times a year and chairmanship is rotated. Current members are Action 4 Youth, Clare Charity Hub, LEAP (formerly Bucks and Milton Keynes Sports Partnership) and Ngage Solutions.

Chiltern and South Bucks Strategic Partnership

The key aim of this group is to coordinate and increase the effectiveness of public services in the Chiltern and South Bucks District. The group is chaired by the leader of the District Council and meets twice a year. The group is supported by a Chiltern and South Bucks strategic partnership steering group.

Members of the strategic partnership include: County Council, District Councillors, Parish Council, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, Amersham and Wycombe College, Bucks Business First, Clinical Commissioning Group, Thames Valley Police, Citizens Advice Bureau, Leisure Centre, Bucks Fire and Rescue.

Buckinghamshire Funding Group

The Buckinghamshire Funding Group is a partnership between the Local Authorities and Voluntary Sector organisations that provide funding or fundraising advice in Buckinghamshire. The group aims to provide information on the funding opportunities available to groups in the county.

The group provides the link across the county between officers who provide funding support and advice. It encourages collaboration in the gathering and exchanging of funding information and campaigns for maximum external funding to be secured for Buckinghamshire. Each year the group coordinates the Bucks Funding Fair. Members of the Funding Group include Buckinghamshire Community Foundation, Action4Youth, Bucks Sport, District Councils, Buckinghamshire County Council.

Healthwatch Bucks

Healthwatch Bucks will give people a powerful voice locally and nationally. At a local level, Healthwatch Bucks will work to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Not just people who use them, but anyone who might need to in future.

Healthwatch Bucks is an independent consumer champion set up with the aim of providing a better outcome in the areas of health and social care on behalf of the public. It seeks users’ views of local care services and encourages their involvement where changes are suggested and implemented. Healthwatch Bucks holds a seat on the local authority Health and Wellbeing Board – this will ensure that user feedback can shape health and social care in the future.

Partners of Healthwatch Bucks are Community Impact Bucks, Bucks Citizens Advice Bureau, Age UK Buckinghamshire, Carers Bucks, Action 4 Youth, People’s Voices, SEAP, POhWER and Bucks Mind.

BRAG

Buckinghamshire Rural Affairs Group (BRAG), in partnership with Milton Keynes, is committed to ensure the sustainability and vitality of our rural communities. The aim of the partnership is to raise the profile of rural issues and to work to influence policy, key decision-makers and local government.

The group is committed to delivering the Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Rural Strategy. There is a wide membership and a Steering Group that discusses issues and monitors work. The Steering Group works with issue groups who look at the biggest issues affecting our rural areas. More than 100 organisations and individuals contributed to the creation of this strategy, through stakeholder workshops, public meetings and written feedback.