‘Our Cambridge’ transformation programme – Cambridge City Council

‘Our Cambridge’ transformation programme – Cambridge City Council

The Our Cambridge program is transforming Cambridge City Council. The project is building a better, more efficient and sustainable council – we need to be an organization that is sustainable and works within our budget.

We are evolving into a more digitized and efficient community that delivers quality services to residents.

Local authorities across England are facing difficult financial times and this scheme aims to reach £5 million in savings and income generation by Summer 2024.

We will continue our commitment to working with charities, businesses and other public sector organizations to find additional opportunities for resource sharing and collaboration.

Changes made by the program

  • We will be consolidating our office space in the historic city center at the Guildhall and looking at how to maximize the value of our underutilized office and public space to support frontline services.
  • We’re improving our online forms so the public can work independently 24 hours a day without having to call or email us.
  • We have built networks with other local partners and organizations across the city. We will work together more efficiently to deliver services and offer support to residents.
  • We will be speaking to residents across the city so residents can share ideas for the future of Cambridge and our priorities for the future.
  • We’ve launched our new Advice and Engagement platform to ensure it’s easy for people to have their say and provide feedback on any suggestions we may have for the future.
  • Internally, we’re improving the way our teams work to ensure we’re working efficiently:
    • Hybrid working is embedded and productive
    • Processes work for everyone involved
    • We offer residents the best possible services within the budget available to us

An opportunity to raise millions for Greater Cambridge

Cambridge City Council, It Takes A City and a range of other partners have been exploring how to tackle local social issues by raising millions of pounds of “place-based social impact investment” – funding provided by investors who care dedicate to solving social problems, such as homelessness and creating positive impact through projects such as housing or job creation. This money would benefit the people of Greater Cambridge.

This work is supported by AchieveGood, an organization that works with local and national governments, nonprofits and businesses to build the best partnerships across industries and has experience in social impact investing.

Read more about the available opportunities in the report:

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Place-based social impact investments aim to achieve positive social outcomes by investing in specific areas or communities. These investments aim to generate social or environmental benefits and financial returns.

This tailored approach focuses on an area’s strengths and builds partnerships by leveraging unique community networks to channel resources to local organizations and initiatives that meet needs in that area. It is often complemented with blended finance, an approach that uses grants to make lending easier and increase the odds of success.

Join us

Register an expression of interest

Complete the expression of interest form to express your interest and we will provide you with updates and relevant opportunities to get involved as the project progresses, such as: B. events.

Respond to the call for evidence

Our call for evidence is open until February 28, 2023. We welcome submissions from social sector organizations and impact organizations, as well as broader views on the problems and possible solutions at Cambridge.

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