Any relevant body can approach ECDC to run or help to run a service it provides. A 'relevant body' are those bodies entitled to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to ECDC and include:
- a voluntary or community body;
- a body of persons or a trust which is established for charitable purposes only;
- a parish council;
- in relation to a relevant authority, two or more employees of that authority; or
- such other person or body as may be specified by the Secretary of State by regulations.
Detailed definitions of these terms can be found in the Council's Community Right to Challenge Protocol and within the Localism Act 2011.
Relevant bodies may submit an EoI in partnership with other relevant bodies and non-relevant bodies.
There is no requirement for a relevant body to have a local connection.