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The importance of infrastructure for partnership working

The Big Assist National Conference took place in London last week. The conference featured talks and workshops on issues affecting voluntary sector infrastructure organisations. In this blog post, we reflect on the role of infrastructure organisations in cross-sector partnership working.
 

Devolution and Us: our journey so far

In this special guest blog for Compact Week 2015, Warren Escadale, Chief Executive of Voluntary Sector North West, talks about the voluntary sector's journey so far as the devolution agenda gains pace in the North West of England.
 

Funding Review 2014: How have partnerships changed through the downturn?

In this guest blog, NCVO's Andrew O'Brien provides an overview of how a group of organisations are working together to review the financial sustainability of the voluntary sector. 

Here, Andrew considers what this means for partnership working and the Compact, and how you can contribute your experiences.

Local authorities and the voluntary sector: Investigating funding and engagement

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In 2012, Compact Voice issued a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to every local authority in England, and to every government department.

This report analyses the findings from the responses received from local authorities in England. Read the press release, and view the raw data received here.

Government and the voluntary sector: investigating funding and engagement

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In 2012, Compact Voice issued a series of Freedom of Information Act requests to every local authority in England, and to every government department.

This report analyses the findings from the government departments' responses. Read the press release, and view the raw data received here.
 

Kensington & Chelsea: Partnerships across borough boundaries

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The Kensington and Chelsea Compact Implementation Group are helping to guarantee that services provided by the voluntary and community sector are sustainable, with relationships remaining strong during a period of change.

 

North Lincolnshire: Compact-proofed funding cuts

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North Lincolnshire Council has shown commitment to its voluntary and community sector partners by working with them to ensure that where cuts to their funding have been made, they have been done so in a fair, sustainable and Compact compliant manner. 

Hertfordshire: Surviving a Compact stress-test

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The relationship between the voluntary and community sector in Hertfordshire has come under considerable strain since Hertfordshire County Council reviewed its funding of the voluntary and community sector following the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR 2010). 

Compact Advocacy case study: Reaching an understanding despite funding cuts

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This Compact Advocacy case study explores how the voluntary organisation Joined-Up Holidays managed to reach an understanding with their funder, despite unexpected funding cuts.

Lewisham: bridging the gap

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The commitment shown to its partnership with the voluntary and community sector (VCS) by the London Borough of Lewisham aspires to more than just working together. It recognises that where the sectors work in true partnership their priorities become mutual and the boundaries between them become less distinct. 

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