Community Partners Programme

What is the Community Partners Programme?

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group are proud to launch a new Community Partners Programme.

The aim of the Community Partners Programme is to provide a framework for partnership between the CCG, VCSOs and local communities. This will enable VCSOs to apply to become a Community Partner for engagement. Being a Community Partner means that you can be asked to carry out engagement funded by the CCG, with the communities that you work with. The nature of the engagement required will depend on the CCG’s requirements for any given period. The CCG will also work with Community Partners to undertake engagement with seldom heard groups throughout each year.

The Community Partners Programme is a partnership and not a contracted service. Organisations that join the programme become part of a providers’ framework for engagement and can be contracted to undertake specific engagement activity, which will be defined and agreed within a Proposal Acceptance Form. Being part of the programme does not obligate the CCG to offer contracted work to your organisation.

We would like to invite local VCSOs to apply to become a community partner.

Read more about the way pdfcommunity partnerships work.

Application criteria

VCSOs applying to join the programme must demonstrate that they meet our criteria.

There are two types of criteria for the programme, essential criteria and quality criteria.

You can read more about this herepdf.

Who can apply?

Applications can be submitted from individual organisations.

Collaborative/partnership applications are particularly welcome from organisations representing the same communities who wish to pool their resources and skills for the purpose of the Community Partners Programme.

How to apply

We would like to invite local VCSOs to apply to become a community partner.

If you are interested in joining the Community Partners Programme you can apply directly by completing our online application form.

Alternatively you can download an application form, complete and return it to us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note applications should be submitted by 27 February 2017.

Terms and conditions

Please ensure you read and accept the terms and conditions of the Comminity Partners Framework before completeing your applictaion.