INVEST TO SAVE BUDGET
Joined Up Government
ISB Round 4 has now officially started. Around £60m is available for projects to be drawn down in 2002-03.
Click here to download the guidance, in format (97K), for the bidding process.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download.
To apply for funding you must submit an expression of Interest by 29 June 2001. A copy of the pro forma for bids can be downloaded by clicking here.
Andrew Smith & Graham Stringer announce ISB Round 3 winners as over 100 innovative Public Service Projects win up to £60 million funding.
Click here for the press release and the list of winners
We have recently published the report commissioned from SQW following their evaluation of ISB round 1. The report covers the ISB in terms of its policy context, its objectives and its management. It goes on to examine how these have been realised through the round one projects, looking particularly at:
The SQW report closes with a series of conclusions and recommendations based on their extensive research. A series of 10 discrete project case studies are also appended.
report will be of interest to all public
sector bodies engaged in partnership working,
irrespective of any current engagement with
report (PDF file 157KB)
As we receive information of other projects held on-line, we will offer a gateway from this site to information on joint working and some of the ways in which these projects are improving delivery of public sector objectives.
Results of the second round of the ISB were announced on 15th February. Click here to visit the press announcement on the Cabinet office web site. This year, bids were invited from the wider public sector and, as well as central government partnerships, this year's winners include partnerships led by local authorities from across the country. One hundred and four projects were successful at this round and will continue to explore and deliver the themes of joined up services which are responsive to the needs of the public. The brief pen portraits for these projects show the range of innovative ideas that Invest to Save Budget partnerships are bringing to public sector service delivery.
to Invest to Save
Government has stated its intention to deliver
public services in a more integrated and
coordinated way, and the Invest to Save
Budget will encourage public sector bodies
to work more closely together and identify
projects which would not otherwise go ahead.
By providing more assistance towards the
cost of innovative projects, which may need
upfront funding not otherwise available,
the ISB will seek to realise the gains which
they can offer in terms of efficiency savings
and/or benefits to the public. ISB is a
practical example of the Government's commitment
projects meet the following overarching
objectives for the ISB:
increase the extent of joint working
between different parts of government;
identify innovative ways of delivering
public services which serve the Better
Government agenda; and
to reduce the cost of delivering public services and/or improve the quality and cost effectiveness of services delivered to the public.