How Good is Our Culture and Sport?
The performance of culture and sport and their contribution to improving the wellbeing of Scots can now be consistently gauged thanks to a new resource. Developed by VOCAL, partnership with Education Scotland, the How Good is Our Culture and Sport (HGIOCS) framework supports staff, volunteers and stakeholders at all levels to become more confident with self-evaluation. Sharing common language HGIOCS is aligned with other Education Scotland evaluation frameworks and can be used to help us understand and improve services and their impact on communities. The 44-page document was launched at a seminar in Dundee last week.
VOCAL represents the interests of its members through engagement in a range of strategic groups at national level
In May 2011, VOCAL undertook an organisational review with the purpose of consulting with existing and potential members on what their expectations were for VOCAL for the future, and how VOCAL could operate more efficiently and effectively.
Public Sector Reform and Community Planning
VOCAL is working with partners to look at ways of supporting the culture and leisure sector to engage more effectively with Single Outcome Agreements (SOAs), Community Planning processes and with the Public Sector Reform agenda.
VOCAL Presentations and AGM
These links will take you to the presentations that were delivered at our meeting in Edinburgh on Friday 29th February about the community empowerment bill.
The VOCAL Prospectus promotes a compelling agenda for change that takes existing culture and sport services and develops them to enable successful delivery where traditional approaches are often struggling. VOCAL’s vision is to have major funding decisions for culture and sport considered as a return on investment where expenditure, when used as early intervention, can reduce demand on other core services, as described so clearly in the Christie Commission report.