I don’t have funding contracts – is this still relevant to me?

You need to work out whether commissioning and procurement is right for you (your organisation).  It is more complex and demanding than holding grants.  For example, it requires good monitoring and reporting processes to be in place alongside a quality management system.  If you are unsure about moving into this area of funding, it would be best not to apply for consortium membership at this stage.  Instead, seek advice from your local CVS/Umbrella Body and perhaps undertake some training in what might be involved.