Examples of successful partnerships that third sector groups have undertaken with the public sector are needed
Examples of good partnerships between the third and public sectors are being sought.
Applications are now being accepted for the fifth Scottish Public Service Awards, which celebrate excellence within Scotland’s public services.
The awards, launched by Holyrood magazine in 2014, are held in association with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament and offer an opportunity to showcase some of the most innovative and thought-provoking work being done across the country.
And nominees are being sought for the Third Sector Partnership Award, which recognises excellence in public and third sector partnerships which work to deliver better outcomes for communities.
The judges will be looking for examples of excellent work with evidence of effective approaches, supported by hard facts that demonstrate impact.
The sponsor for the category this year is the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), with the organisation’s chief executive Anna Fowlie on the judging panel for the awards.
She said: “The Scottish Public Service Awards have gone from strength to strength over the last four years. The third sector plays a crucial, and growing, part in delivering public services in Scotland.
“Strong partnerships and innovative ideas are fundamental to their success. I know there are great examples out there and I hope we’ll get lots of nominations so we can showcase the amazing work our sector does in communities across the country.”