Lincolnshire’s Voluntary Sector Portal has been developed by a partnership of charitable organisations in Lincolnshire in order to form a strategic and joined up response to plans being developed by the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP)

Background and Context

Reconciling the different agenda within the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector means the statutory sector can find it difficult to work with us. This is a joint journey with the VCSE and statutory sectors.

VET has developed a plan over the next few months and this depends on a wider VCS constituency. This has involved identifying:

  • How can we work with the statutory sector
  • What success looks like
  • How we can move from existing procurement relationships with the statutory sector to a more joint commissioning approach


Arising from this work we have developed the following aims:

  • To collectively promote, support and develop the voice/s and identity of the third sector and its various networks, within the broader Lincolnshire system  
  • To participate at a strategic level and facilitate meaningful dialogue between system/sector, to support, inform and influence system intentions  
  • To enable the sector to operate in a strategic way
  • To provide a platform/ route/(forum) for coordination/collective approach/coproduction build cross-sector relationships that help to develop a positive environment  
  • To support and enable the integration of health, care and support