“The ‘third sector’ spans organisations that are neither public sector nor private sector including voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives.”
CMI believes the third sector is a key source of innovation in the UK capable of delivering business models and delivery structures that are not feasible in the conventional private sector environment. But we also understand that this is a shifting landscape. This poses important challenges for all organisations that depart from established certainties regarding the purpose of business and different organisations’ role in producing ‘value’ through the goods and services they deliver.
CMI in the UK has an established stream of activity focusing on third sector organisations and working with those government agencies and umbrella organisations that support this process of reorientation. We have developed a broad range of experience in this area working with diverse organisations with a stake in the third sector, the social economy and social business developing strategy, designing implementation models and evaluating impact.
Our clients in this area include:
- Big Lottery
- Welsh Government
- Wales Cooperative Centre
- Wales Council for Voluntary Action
- Community Housing Cymru
- Carmarthenshire County Council
- Pembrokeshire County Council
- Bron Afon Community Housing