Salford Third Sector Consortium

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Welcome to the Salford Third Sector Consortium

The Salford Third Sector Consortium (S3SC) was established because local organisations in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector wanted to work together more effectively. 

S3SC registered as a not for profit company limited by guarantee (company number 8328565) in December 2012 and became a registered Charity in October 2013 (charity number 1154332). Salford CVS currently provide hub services for S3SC under a service level agreement with the S3SC board. The board is drawn from the membership and made up of managers of local voluntary sector organisations.

What has Salford Third Sector Consortium been set up to do?

  • Apply for grants and bid for and secure contracts for delivering services, from the statutory sector, thus ensuring that small and/or specialist providers have an opportunity to bid as part of a Consortium for contracts, which they would either otherwise not be eligible for or seriously disadvantaged in tendering for
  • Ensure diversity of the service offer, which utilises and builds on the skills, knowledge and expertise of the entire Sector
  • Build on the capacity and track records of existing voluntary and community organisations, which are best placed to deliver a range of services at the point of need
  • Help member organisations to develop their procedures and policies to improve sustainability 
  • S3SC provides added value, that is realised through its members being rooted in local communities and their focus on volunteer input, reinvestment and capacity building in communities.

For more details regarding our work visit the About Us page.


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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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