About Transported

Consortium

Transported is overseen by a Consortium sub-committee of Leisure in the Community, with artsNK as its lead organisation. The Consortium’s role is not just to monitor Transported, but is also to find ways of sustaining Transported post 2019.

The Consortium meets a minimum of 4 times per year with a primary responsibility for:

  • challenging plans, and scrutinizing budgets for approval by ACE and LITC
  • monitoring delivery and evaluation, and reporting on implementation to ACE and LITC
  • acting as advocates for the project both locally and nationally, leveraging networks and contacts to support the programme objectives
  • supporting the long term sustainability of the programme beyond CPP funding
  • monitoring fundraising desk research and SMART milestones established with partners
  • assisting and overseeing devolution of “commissioning role” to partners

The Consortium members will also play a broader role by:

  • facilitating better planning and informed decision making – with each Consortium organisation bringing specific areas of expertise, purpose and areas of responsibility for delivery of the programme
  • ensuring the programme is better connected to education, children, young people and community initiatives, offering valuable routes to increasing engagement with young people as consumers, audience, artists and commissioners of future culture
  • supporting capacity building of community groups so they secure more resources – including those from Grants for the Arts, as well as from other sources
  • playing an active role in the wider Transported ‘family’, bringing together the Transported network and managing ‘family’ relationships – so that members to fulfill their potential
  • contributing to fundraising capacity, adding value to, and assisting with, applications
  • embedding training opportunities in the programme, building skills over the longer term (rather than individual projects) as well as paving the route to increasing volunteers

The Consortium currently consists of:

  1. Leisure in the Community 

Leisure in the Community will be responsible for and bring the following areas of expertise and knowledge to the Consortium:    

  • Entering into the Grant Agreement with ACE and administer the proceeds of the Grant
  • Overseeing the proper governance arrangements of the Consortium
  • Overseeing the performance of the project so that financial risk is minimised
  • The employment of all staff required to deliver the project outcomes
  • The provision of Employers Liability and Public Liability Insurance
  • Entering into a Service Level Agreement with 1Life Management Solutions Ltd to provide Professional Services to the Consortium including for example the following services
  • Providing strategic guidance to the Consortium as and when required
  • Links and contacts that will be beneficial for Transported to explore
  1. artsNK

artsNK will bring the following areas of expertise and knowledge to the Consortium:

  • Specialist advice in different art forms
  • Strategic Planning
  • Arranging for the provision of timely reports, financial and other, to enable the Consortium to monitor progress and ensure good governance
  • Provision of arts development expertise and management skills necessary to make the project a success
  • Links to other county and regional initiatives
  • Links and contacts that will be beneficial for Transported to explore
  1. Community Lincs

Community Lincs will bring the following areas of expertise and knowledge to the Consortium:

  • Local knowledge of groups within Boston and South Holland
  • Links with community groups and how they fit into the wider programme
  • Advise on governance and structures
  • Political knowledge and awareness of the local arena – good existing relationships that can be built on
  • Providing experience in addressing sustainability
  • Funding sources
  • Business links
  • Links and contacts that will be beneficial for Transported to explore
  1. Boston College

Boston College will bring the following areas of expertise and knowledge to the Consortium:

  • Knowledge and experience of the needs of young people, specifically in the further education sector
  • Knowledge and experience of current programmes, initiatives and opportunities in the further education sector
  • Access to Community Learning Funding to increase participation opportunities
  • Access to students and staff for surveys, feedback etc
  • Access to Boston College facilities, by arrangement and where appropriate
  • Links and contacts that will be beneficial for Transported to explore