Compact Awards 2011 - Winners announced

compact awards logoThe winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony at HM Treasury. The ceremony was run in partnership by Compact Voice and the Office for Civil Society.
The Compact Awards recognise excellent partnership working taking place between local and national government and the voluntary and community sector.
The Compact is the long-standing agreement that establishes commitments for partnership working between the sectors.
The 2011 award categories are:

  • Compact Advancing Equality Award
  • Compact Champion of the Year
  • Local Compact Award
  • Compact Innovation Award
  • Compact Impact Award and
  • National Compact Award
Announcing the winners, Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, said:
“I would like to congratulate all the winners and finalists. Local partnerships have a vital role to play in building thriving communities and the award winners really demonstrate that in the practical actions they have taken.  Others should look to their impressive example.”
Simon Blake, Chair of Compact Voice, said:
“The Compact Awards provide an opportunity for some of the best local partnerships to share their successes, and receive deserving recognition for the excellent work they have done. This year is no different, and the winners show the difference the Compact can make in delivering real benefits in challenging times.”
The awards ceremony for the Compact Awards forms part of Compact Week, which takes place from 7 to 11 November 2011. Events and activities are taking place across England to promote the Compact and its achievements and to encourage wider implementation of the Compact. 

Results of the 2011 Compact Awards:

Compact Advancing Equality Award

lancashire united against hateFor delivering activities which help eliminate discrimination and which promote equality of opportunity through better partnerships.

Winner: Lancashire United Against Hate (pictured)

Compact Champion of the Year 

For the contribution of an individual working to embed Compact principles wherever possible, alongside promoting and supporting others to use the Compact.

Winner: Jackie Sully, Rainbow Services Essex (pictured)
Highly Commended: Ged Curran, London Borough of Merton

Compact Impact Award 

MertonFor those using the Compact to address issues arising from challenging times, and tackling adversity while maintaining or developing strong partnerships.

Winner: Merton Compact (pictured)
Highly Commended: Watford Compact

Compact Innovation Award 

wolverhamptonFor effectively supporting the Compact with fresh ideas and a new approach.

Winner: Changing Times, Changing Roles initiative – Wolverhampton (pictured)
Highly Commended: Dover District Compact

Local Compact Award

For demonstrating the ongoing or long-term impact that positive partnership working can have in a local community.

Winner: Gateshead Compact (pictured)

National Compact Award

clg logoFor demonstrating how the Compact has developed better partnership working on a national scale, through new programmes, policies or practice.

Winner: Department for Communities and Local Government (pictured)

Find out more about the winners

A booklet showcasing the winning and highly commended entries can be downloaded here (PDF). 

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