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Financial relationships with third sector organisations

Monday 7 March 2011

The National Audit Office commissioned OPM to research the Government’s financial relationships with third sector organisations. In so doing OPM looked at the existing guidance and the experience of stakeholders in commissioning third sector organisations in provider roles for local authorities and primary care trusts.

The resultant decision support tool seeks to provide practical support for ‘real-life’ decisions about the design of appropriate funding models. It is designed to help ensure programmes are effective, economical and efficient.

It is intended to be used by commissioners at a local level e.g. in local government and local health services but its messages are relevant to all commissioners and will be of interest to TSOs and other stakeholders.