Five codes of Good Practice underpin the Compact, setting out in detail the principles and commitments guiding particular aspects of the relationship between Government and the voluntary and community sector.
- Funding Code
- Consultation and Policy Appraisal Code
- Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations Code
- Volunteering Code
- Community Groups Code
Agreed undertakings set within the five codes include the Government making payments, wherever possible, in advance to the sector, and consulting early on policies which affect the sector (standard 12 weeks consultation period). In return, the sector undertakes to operate through open and accountable organisations, involve all stakeholders and embrace diversity.