AND RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
IN THE SOUTH EAST:
SUPPORT PROGRAMME (ASP) TO HELP BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC, FAITH, REFUGEES/ASYLUM
SEEKERS AND TRAVELLERS COMMUNITY GROUPS TO BECOME ENGAGED IN THE CHANGEUP
Government is working with the voluntary and community sector and other
stakeholders to find ways of improving the infrastructure support which
is offered to frontline voluntary and community organisations. Frontline
organisations help to deliver public services in unique ways and also
provide the bedrock of community engagement. The best possible infrastructure
services are needed to help make sure these organisations are able to
do the best they can. Government hopes to see all stakeholders taking
an active part in this programme. Working across urban and rural communities
those groups closest to the most socially excluded must also be involved.
In the South
East, the Government Office South East (GOSE) and a Regional Consortium
of stakeholders from the statutory and voluntary and community sectors
have developed a regional plan based on early mapping programme.
The Regional Consortium is committed to ensuring that Black and Minority
Ethnic Voluntary and Community Organisations (BME VCO’s) and other small
frontline organisations are able to benefit from this programme. Work
carried out in the early part of this programme - mapping project-Early
Spend demonstrated the continuing lack of consistent and widespread support
for the BME VCO sector in the South East.
ChangUp Additional Support Programme ( ASP):
CEMP is a lead agency delivering Additional Support Programme
in West Sussex.