Organisations are being invited to submit applications for voluntary sector contracts which are being offered by the City of Wolverhampton Council.

It has released 2 lots valued between £200,000 and £300,000 per year. They are Infrastructure in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector (VCSE) – Sustainability, Growth, Partnership and Volunteering, and Welfare, Debt, Housing and Benefits Advice.

Contracts will commence on 1 October, 2023 and are for a period of 5 years in the first instance, with an option for the council to extend the duration for up to a further 2 years. Providers may bid to deliver one or more lots solely by their organisation or in partnership or collaboratively with other providers, which are welcomed and encouraged.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing, said: "These lots are being offered as part of our continued partnership with the voluntary and community sector and to ensure we are able to deliver services right in the heart of Wolverhampton’s communities, to achieve real outcomes for our residents.

"We are inviting applications from organisations which can demonstrate how they can work jointly with us and in partnership across all the sectors, to support people in making improvements in their life chances. Organisations can be either working on their own or in partnership with others."

For details, providers should visit proactis. Applications close on 18 July, 2023.