Strategic Partnerships - PK new page 2020-06-26

C3SC represents Cardiff’s third sector on three important strategic partnerships alongside key organisations, and works hard to make sure that your views are heard where they need to be heard.

A strategic partnership can be defined as a formal kind of partnership that brings together people from different sectors, specialisms, professions or areas of expertise in order to jointly develop policies and oversee planning.

To find out more, contact Participation and Engagement Manager Anna Ros Woudstra on (email, phone number).

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Cardiff Public Services Board

C3SC has a seat on the formal statutory partnership body for Cardiff which also includes Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Natural Resources Wales (etc etc).  The PSB seeks to join up local public services and work toward the delivery of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which is central to Welsh Government’s vision for Wales.  More information…

Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board

This is the body that enables Cardiff and Vale University Health Board work in Partnership with C3SC and its partner in the Vale of Glamorgan (Gwent Voluntary Services).  The three partners work towards ensuring patient centred health and service user centred social care services, in line with Welsh Government’s Health and Social Services Act 2014.  More information…

Cardiff Third Sector Infrastructure Partnership

We work with Cardiff Council and Diverse Cymru to widen the accessibility and community participation of Council services, supporting the development of volunteering and public participation in local democracy.  More information…

Third Sector Support Wales

We work with Welsh Government, the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and the other 19 County Voluntary Councils (CVCs) to deliver effective support through the third sector across Wales.  More information…

Quick Resources (hyperlinks):

  • (Examples of C3SC impact on strategic partnerships)
  • Cardiff Public Services Board
  • Cardiff and Vale Regional Partnership Board
  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Cardiff Council – Ambitions For Cardiff
  • Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015

Through effective partnership working we can:

  • Create strategies and programmes that take account of the needs and interests of all relevant groups and stakeholders;
  • Improve the efficiency of service delivery by making better use of resources;
  • Address issues that cut across individual agencies and sectors so as to deliver more ‘joined up’ services that better meet the needs of individual service users;
  • Develop policies or deliver services in a way that would not be possible working separately.

Current Third Sector representation

We are working with third sector representatives to develop a new model of representation to ensure the right people are representing the broad views of the sector at the right meetings. Please complete the ‘Third Sector Representatives – selection criteria and application form

if you are interested in becoming a representative or have any questions

Please email Mair Henry at [email protected] or call her on (029) 2048 5722.

A new Compact for a sustainable Third Sector in Cardiff

Partnership working is about developing new ways of working and has the potential to provide innovative and shared solutions to shared problems. One of the key ways we plan to work in partnership is through the new Compact for the Third Sector

Cardiff Partnership Board and What Matters

The responsibility for resolving the issues that most matter to people, such as reducing crime and improving public health, does not sit with one organisation alone.


The purpose of this article is to define commissioning and to describe each stage of the process. We also outline the opportunities for engagement at each stage and the support C3SC can offer through the stages of the commissioning process..


As the voice of the third sector in Cardiff, C3SC is frequently approached by bodies such as the Welsh Assembly Government, Cardiff Council and NHS to respond to consultations which require third sector opinion on proposed areas of their work.

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