The role of the VCS in achieving the outcomes of LEPs
For CLES, the voluntary and community sector are an integral part of the functioning of place. They provide key services and are a contributor to local economies. We believe they should have a defined role in LEPs in representative, strategic and delivery terms. This findings document therefore outlines what we see as the key roles for the voluntary and community sector in LEPs; and how LEPs can maximise the potential of the sector so that they contribute towards their core outcomes. The findings have been drawn from work undertaken by CLES and Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW) with the Cheshire and Warrington LEP.