Community benefits are a key element in maximising social, economic and environmental benefits through the City Deal programme.
The Community Benefits Strategy aims to build on existing good practice across the eight local authorities, ensuring a consistent and collaborative approach and maximising opportunities and benefits for the community.
As part of this ambition, the partners introduced a bespoke IT system pilot, Cenefits, in April 2019 which collates information on all eight partners’ contracts and community benefits, enabling better analysis, management and reporting.
You can also view more information about procurement and community benefits on our Sustainable Procurement page.
The following case studies demonstrate our commitments to maximising opportunities as well as some successful suppliers, delivering a range of community benefits through City Deal contracts.