The East Suffolk Partnership (ESP) is a voluntary arrangement that attracts organisations from the public, business, community and voluntary sectors to work together for the benefit of East Suffolk. The ESP is aligned with the district boundaries of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney and operates at a level which enables strategic decisions that affect East Suffolk and also drive delivery of projects and initiatives at a relatively local level.
To help make sense of the interconnected agendas of public sector reform, growth, and localism the ESP commissioned the East Suffolk Profile and has identified an number of major goals in the following three areas:
To deliver on its goals the ESP Board oversees a rolling programme of work focused on specific issues. Detailed work to deliver the outcomes is coordinated through a work programme managed by the ESP Programme Officer Group between meetings of the Board.
The ESP has a key role to influence and change the way resources are allocated within East Suffolk. Increasingly the ESP is also taking a more proactive role in drawing additional funding into East Suffolk: from the relatively small amounts that the members of the East Suffolk Resource Network can help local communities groups to access, through to significant amounts that the ESP is well placed to attract as an established partnership with good networks.