The Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) is a key mechanism for the third sector to talk to, and hear from, Welsh Government.
It is chaired by the Minister for Communities and Tackling
Poverty and is made up of representatives of third sector networks
working across 25 areas of third sector activity along with three
representatives from WCVA.
The main purpose of the Third Sector Partnership Council is to
make sure that the principles set out in the Third Sector
Scheme are put into practice. It also provides an opportunity
for the sector to raise issues of interest or concern. It generally
does not discuss issues that relate to only one area of interest
(these can be taken up through biannual ministerial meetings) and as a
national body it is concerned with issues affecting all of
Members of the Third Sector Partnership Council and the networks
they represent are as follows:
Please click on NAME and AREA OF INTEREST for further
Please note that the information is provided by the individual
networks and WCVA cannot accept any responsibility for reliance on
the information provided
The partnership council meets twice a year and members of the
public are encouraged to come to the meetings. You can also find
all of the papers and minutes from TSPC meetings on the
Welsh Government website.
If you would like to get involved, please email us or
call the helpdesk on 0800 288 8329 to find out further details
of the 25 networks that you can link in with.
Funding and Compliance sub-committee
The TSPC also has a funding and compliance sub-committee which
monitors the code of practice
for funding the third sector and considers any breaches of the
code or concerns from the sector regarding funding issues.
WCVA's Chief Executive, Ruth Marks, sits on the
committee and any organisations wishing to discuss concerns over
funding arrangements or the code of practice can contact Ruth
in confidence by emailing our helpdesk.