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Statement from Simon Blake, Chair of Compact Voice in response to Eric Pickles’ speech

Pickles at NCVO conference
At NCVO's annual conference on 1 March, Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, made an important announcement in his speech about how he expects local government to work with local voluntary and community sector organisations. Compact Voice's Chair, Simon Blake responds.

Compact-compliant way of dealing with budget cuts in Calderdale


Compact Voice have published another good practice case study on partnership working between the Calderdale voluntary sector and their local statutory body.

 Calderdale Council have responded to budget cuts in a mature, proactive and Compact compliant way by marketing the consultation, impact report and draft budget prominently. 

Free events focus on partnerships in challenging times

Free events focus on partnerships in challenging times

Making Sense: A practical discussion to improve the way government and the voluntary sector work together

Compact Voice is hosting free nationwide events designed to help local voluntary, community and public sector delegates navigate what’s happening at the intersection of government and the voluntary se

New Compact Story: recommendations that improved commissioning

Scrutiny Members at Bristol City Council established a fairer commissioning process that is Compact compliant by listening to local voluntary sector. This new example of good practice explains how Bristol made it happen and details eight recommendations from the voluntary sector that the Council took forward.

Consultations on the community empowerment rights are out now

Three new consultations have been recently launched, introducing policies and initiatives which have an impact on the voluntary and community sector, particularly at local level.

£10m of funding cuts to charities quashed by Judge: Compact principles upheld.

Voluntary sector organisations have won the right to a judicial review challenge of London Councils’ decision to cut £10 million of funding. They should also receive further funding beyond any fresh decision made following the new process, in line with Compact princip

Civil society bodies team up to map intelligence on voluntary sector cuts

Today, NCVO issued a press release on behalf of a new collaboration between voluntary and community sector organisations, which are looking at how funding cuts are affecting the sector.

Empowering the Voluntary Sector master classes on again

The Empowering the Voluntary Sector programme is running its popular master classes for voluntary sector organisations in 2011. These events focus on managing a dispute, legitimate expectation, the Single Equality Act 2010 and challenging tendering decisions.

Season's Greetings from all at Compact Voice

Compact Voice and Compact Advocacy

At Compact Voice we've had an eventful year in 2010; the renewed Compact was finally launched, staff have come and gone, the voluntary sector has seen unprecedented cuts starting to hit home, and our partner organisation the Commission for the Compact announced it will shut its doors by April 2011.

Renewed Compact published by OCS and Compact Voice

Nick Hurd MP and Simon Blake

Government and Voluntary and Community sector agree new Compact for working in partnership
A renewed Compact, the agreement which governs relations between the Government and civil society organisations in England, has been published today by Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society and Simon Blake, our Chair.

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