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Third Sector manifesto

The Third Sector manifesto was developed in 2012 in consultation with more than 300 organisations in Glasgow. It outlines the issues that the Third Sector believes should be priorities for Glasgow City Council during its administration.

The key manifesto messages are that the next City Council must:

  • Promote a more equal Glasgow;
  • Improve relationships and partnership working;
  • Improve engagement and involvement processes;
  • Improve tendering and procurement of services;
  • Be a responsible and intelligent funder.

In return, the Third Sector commits to:

  • Tackling poverty and disadvantage in the city;
  • Contributing to the economic growth of the city;
  • Creating opportunities in employment, volunteering and active citizenship;
  • Helping the Council achieve positive outcomes for Glasgow’s citizens.

Launched in February 2012, ahead of the Council elections, it will be regularly refreshed to reflect the issues which the sector believes need action.

Gerry Higgins, Chief Executive of CEiS says,

‘Third Sector organisations in Glasgow are working together to coordinate their response to the current economic downturn. This Manifesto contains contributions from more than 300 Third Sector organisations and is an important part of a process of engagement with public authorities and their elected representatives. Communities and citizens in Glasgow will benefit from a co-ordinated and intelligent response to the challenges and opportunities facing Glasgow.’