Cardiff Third Sector Council is involved in several strategic partnerships.

A strategic partnership can be defined as a formal kind of partnership that brings together people from different sectors, specialisms, professions or areas of expertise in order to jointly develop policies and oversee planning.

In Cardiff, statutory and voluntary sectors recognise the value of, and are committed to, the principle of partnership: working together to plan and develop communities, and deliver a wide range of services to the people of Cardiff.


Through effective partnership working we can:

•    Create strategies and programmes that take account of the needs and interests of all relevant groups and stakeholders;
•    Improve the efficiency of service delivery by making better use of resources;
•    Address issues that cut across individual agencies and sectors so as to deliver more 'joined up' services that better meet the needs of individual service users;
•    Develop policies or deliver services in a way that would not be possible working separately.


Partnership working is about developing new ways of working and has the potential to provide innovative and shared solutions to shared problems.

One of the key ways we plan to work in partnership is through the new Compact for the Third Sector - you can find out more here.


Current Third Sector representation

We are working with third sector representatives to develop a new model of representation to ensure the right people are representing the broad views of the sector at the right meetings. Please complete the 'Third Sector Representatives - selection criteria and application form' if you are interested in becoming a representative. If you have any questions, please email Mair Henry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her on (029) 2048 5722.


You can view a diagram of the Cardiff Partnership Model here.