Better Care Stronger Communities Funding 2020-2023

Children, Adult and Health Executive Members have requested a consultation takes place, on the potential impact of saving reductions that will be made against Better Care Stronger Communities Funding and specified voluntary sector activities with effect from 1 April 2020. Views can be submitted from 17th June 2019 until 9th September 2019


South Gloucestershire Council have a strong track-record of working with and supporting the local voluntary and community sector. Better Care Stronger Communities Funding has offered stability to the sector with 3 year funding arrangements. National austerity measures and increasing demand for statutory services means that the Council has to make significant savings across all of our budgets. All areas of the Council's activities have savings targets to achieve. We want to continue supporting the voluntary sector in South Gloucestershire to thrive but also need to make reductions in the level of funding available.

It is in this context the councillors have asked for a consultation on the proposal to reduce Better Care Stronger Communities Funding and specified voluntary sector activities, beyond March 2020.

We welcome comments on the proposals and partner agencies are asked to give their own feedback and to encourage individuals that use services and relevant stakeholders to submit their views.

The Consultation background information   is available to view

You can read the Framework outcomes document 

The  Initial EQIAA is available to view.

The Briefing note summary   is also available to view

How to have your say

You can fill in our online survey

You can download, print, and send us a Paper survey 

You can email your comments to:

You can tell us your views by telephone: 01454 863297

You can write to us at: South Gloucestershire Council, Corporate Research and Consultation Team,

Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AF

We are also holding two meetings for voluntary sector organisations and partners to share information and on the funding envelope, the proposed tender process and to share what we are looking to achieve from this funding which are booked for:

Wednesday 26th June 2019, 4.30pm-6.30pm, South Gloucestershire Council Offices, Badminton Road, Yate, BS37 5AF

Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 9.30am- 11.30am, The Cullimore Room, Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Green Way, BS16 7AP

Due to demand, a further meeting will be held as follows:

Tuesday 6th August 2019, 2.00-4.00pm, the Vassal Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ



  • Opened
    17 Jun 2019 at 15:00
  • Closes
    9 Sep 2019 at 23:59


Consultation Topic
  • Equalities issues
  • Health services and facilities
  • Older people
  • Social services and social care
  • Voluntary and community sector issues
Geographical area
  • Bitton and Oldland Common
  • Boyd Valley
  • Bradley Stoke North
  • Bradley Stoke South
  • Charfield
  • Charlton and Cribbs
  • Chipping Sodbury and Cotswold Edge
  • Dodington
  • Emersons Green
  • Filton
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Frenchay and Downend
  • Hanham
  • Kingswood
  • Longwell Green
  • New Cheltenham
  • Parkwall and Warmley
  • Stoke Park and Cheswick
  • Patchway Coniston
  • Pilning and Severn Beach
  • Thornbury
  • Severn Vale
  • Staple Hill and Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Winterbourne
  • Woodstock
  • Yate Central
  • Yate North
Marking a consultation as relevant to a particular audience indicates that it may be of special relevance to people within that group. It doesn't, however, mean that other groups wont find the consultation of interest - we welcome responses from everybody.
For example, education issues may be of particular interest to Parents & Guardians, and so will be shown to people searching the system for parenting issues, but the views of others (eg: Business, Faith Groups) are also relevant.
Target Audience
  • All residents