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The transition from grants to commissioning

Case Study of a Clinks Member – Urban Outreach
The transition from grants to commissioning

This case study looks at the experience of Urban Outreach, a local Bolton-based charity moving from operating as a traditional grant-funded organisation to preparing itself for winning public sector contracts and operating in a new commissioning environment.

Issues of relevance featured in this case study include:

  • Developing organisational infrastructure
  • Operational managers becoming strategic thinkers
  • Retaining independence and protecting organisational culture


PDF iconClinks case study - Urban Outreach1.pdf