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Partnership working


Looking for a partner?

Clinks' Partnership Finder can help you identify and make contact with potential project/bidding partners. Or if you're looking for partners working outside criminal justice, try the Find a Partner section at Funding Central.

Introductions and overviews

Making Partnerships Work for You:  A Brief Guide for the Voluntary Sector was written by ACEVO and Candour Collaborations in partnership with Clinks. It highlights some of the issues that could arise in developing partnerships, and some of the benefits you should be looking to secure from your partners.

Knowhow Nonprofit has a useful guide on how to collaborate.

Making a difference together? Planning, monitoring and evaluating voluntary and community sector collaborative working  is a downloadable PDF about planning and evaluation collaborative projects aimed at voluntary and community organisations.

Getting Ready for Collaboration from IVAR is a an introductory guide with links to further information.

Support organisations

Case studies

Serco and Women's Wisdom Case Study (April 2013)

1 Step beyond YSS and WMPT Case Study (2012)