Public/Private Partnership

Enfield Council and Countryside Partnerships

Working together to deliver homes in a challenging market

Rising interest rates and inflationary pressures have created a difficult and volatile climate for increasing housing supply, yet by completing over 400 homes in 2023 and with 1,000 workers on site, Enfield Council and Countryside Partnerships epitomise how a public/private partnership can adapt, innovate and deliver. The housing crisis requires bold solutions and this partnership has achieved that by embedding flexibilities, attracting more investment and delivering social value to residents. The result is the successful rehousing of all council tenants earlier than envisioned, at a time when the cost of living means new energy-efficient homes are much needed.

Funding London - Greater London Authority

Enhancing startup support through public-private partnerships

Funding London, established in 2004, is a successful venture capital organization addressing the funding gap for early-stage London businesses. From the outset, Funding London has engaged with the private sector on multiple fronts. Some of our partners include private fund managers, co-investment partners, programme delivery partners, or experts providing pro-bono support to our portfolio companies. These partnerships have helped us over the years address complex challenges, drive economic development, and deliver sustainable solutions that enhance the overall well-being of the business community.

Gravesham BC

Gravesham BC working with Ellenor Hospice

Gravesham Borough Council owns our own council housing. When our tenants pass on or leave their homes for somewhere new, we often have a large amount of furniture left behind. On average, we clear three tonnes of unwanted furniture and waste from empty council homes every week – with all the cost of collection and disposal that brings with it. Our innovative partnership with Ellenor Hospice provides them with vital income, reduces our costs, and reduces the amount of furniture going to be disposed of, making a significant contribution to our efforts to meet our net zero target of 2030.

Hull City Council with Yorkshire Water

Living with water – a partnership pushing the resilience agenda

The Living with Water partnership is the formation of the Risk Management Authorities coming together in true collaboration to share the vison of creating a climate resilient city and surrounding area. There are many similar partnerships across the country but the difference with Living with Water is its not a reactive partnership as the result of a recent flood, resources and funding are shared across the partnership and the people and culture are at the heart. The partnership created the ""brand"" to gain the awareness and trust both internally and externally which has driven national policy change and secured investment. 

Knowsley MBC with Shakespeare North Trust

Partnership working delivers world-class cultural venue

Knowsley Council and Shakespeare North Trust’s vision of a world class cultural venue, Shakespeare North Playhouse, in the small market town of Prescot has been achieved. The project served as a catalyst for the town’s transformation into a cultural destination complete with a burgeoning evening economy. A shared infectious enthusiasm for the project led to partners, funding and celebrity supporters joining the transformation journey. Now, the Playhouse attracts thousands of people into Prescot, more businesses are opening in the town, an engaging cultural programme is being delivered, and hundreds of jobs have been created to boost the local economy.

Pendle BC with Barnfield Investment Properties

Shining the spotlight on Northlight

Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration Ltd (PEARL), our public private partnership, demonstrates regeneration success. £57m of projects are complete with a further £70m in the pipeline as our partnership with Barnfield Investment Properties a developer with roots in Pendle flourishes. PEARL’s flagship project, Northlight, is a £32m transformation of a former cotton mill purchased in 2013 to create jobs and opportunities. Eleven years on it’s now complete with new homes, education, employment and cultural facilities in the iconic grade 2 listed building. Partners, Burnley FC in the Community run the leisure facilities and events keep people engaged through arts organisation In-Situ.

South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside pledge

The South Tyneside Pledge is a partnership-led Community Wealth Building initiative which brings organisations together around a shared commitment to take practical steps to benefit our local economy, residents, workers, communities, and our planet. Since its launch in January 2022, 234 public, private and VCSE organisations have signed up to the Pledge and we know this partnership is making a real difference to our place. A survey undertaken by Northumbria University estimates that the Pledge is adding at least £3m p.a. to local economy and is helping to boost social infrastructure and collaboration between the public, private and voluntary sector.