Winners of the 2012 Compact Awards announced

Engagement Award winnersThe winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster, which was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society.

The Compact Awards recognise excellent partnership working taking place between local and national government and the voluntary and community sector.

The winners have displayed a remarkably proactive, creative and forward-looking approach to partnership working to achieve positive outcomes for communities.

The 2012 award categories are:

  • Compact Advancing Equality Award
  • Compact Engagement Award
  • Compact Impact Award
  • Compact Innovation Award
  • Compact Leadership Award
  • Local Compact Partnership Award
  • Compact Chair’s Award

Announcing the winners, Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, said:

“We want to support communities to work together to make a real difference. The Compact Award winners show what can be achieved when people work well in partnership. I would like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted entrants, and encourage others to look to their impressive example.”

Simon Blake, Chair of Compact Voice, said:

“The winners of this year’s Compact Awards are a great showcase of the innovative ways that partnership working is taking place between sectors. They all display practical and often imaginative approaches to delivering services and working well together for the benefit of communities."

The awards ceremony for the Compact Awards forms part of Compact Week, which is taking place this week, the 5th to 9th November 2012.

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 2012 Compact Awards:

Compact Advancing Equality Award

  Awarded for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to equality: through promoting services, activities, or events which help advance equality of opportunity, or actively seek to tackle and challenge discrimination.

Winner: Redbridge Faith Forum

Compact Engagement Award
Awarded for excellence in engagement using the principles of the GAVCACompact, ensuring that the design and delivery of services is based on a comprehensive understanding of community need.

Winner: Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action, (GAVCA), Gloucestershire Compact

Highly Commended: CASE Kent, Dover Compact

Compact Impact Award

Awarded to the group or individual who has used the principles of the Compact to challenge, improve, or develop creative solutions to emerging issues or challenges.

Winner: East Sussex Compact Steering Group

Compact Innovation Award

Awarded for developing a new on-going approach to improving or supporting Compact working, particularly for demonstrating creative solutions to difficult situations.

Winner: Merton Youth Partnership

Compact Leadership Award
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Awarded for showing outstanding leadership which has directly led to consistent championing and support for the Compact.

Winner: Chris Frost, Merton Compact (pictured)
Highly Commended: Martin Honeywell, West Midlands Regional Compact Group

Local Compact Partnership Award
Awarded for outstanding commitment to the Compact, with demonstrable on-going outcomes and improvements delivered and communicated for communities

Winner: South Gloucestershire Compact Implementation Group

Highly Commended: Kensington and Chelsea Compact Implementation Group

alun michaelChair’s Award

Awarded by the Chair of Compact Voice to recognise excellence in Compact working.

Presented to Alun Michael

Right: Alun Michael with the 2012 Compact Chair's Award.

Read all of the shortlisted entries

A booklet showcasing all of the shortlisted entries can be downloaded below.

The Compact Week conference and Awards were sponsored by Allpay.allpay logo

Booklet of all shortlisted nominations (PDF)1.74 MB
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