Tag Archives: Compact

10th Annual Meeting of the Compact

L to R: Dawn Butler MP, Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office; Simon Blake, Chair of Compact Voice; Mark Davies, Third Sector Champion, Department of Health. Yesterday morning (1/2/10) I attended the 10th Annual Meeting of the Compact. There was lots to talk about as many things has happened over the last 12 months. The headline was the publication [...]

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Refreshed Compact is published

The Compact is the longstanding agreement that sets out shared commitments and guidelines for effective partnership working between government and the third sector in England. The original Compact was agreed in November 1998. A new, refreshed and simplied version was published today  (15/12/09) following extensive debate and consultation. This Compact highlights the shared principles which Compact partners should follow [...]

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Third Sector Strategy ‘One Year On report’ published

As Compact Week nears the end we have today (6/11/2009) published our Third Sector Strategy ‘One Year On’ report (PDF 1MB).  The report discusses the progress we have made on the range of commitments we made in our Third Sector Strategy (PDF 4.17MB).  The report is accompanied by a detailed annex (PDF 920KB) which contains a commentary on [...]

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Defra wins Compact Award for Excellence at a National Level

Last night (3/11/09) at the Compact Awards ceremony we won the award for Excellence at a National Level. We  are very pleased and already it’s causing a bit of a stir through the department. And so it should. Defra’s Third Sector Team is the grit in the oyster in all of this and we have [...]

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Happy Compact Week!

This week is Compact Week, the week in the year that helps raise awareness of The Compact and acts as a useful focus to get things done. Last year, during Compact Week, Defra launched its Third Sector Strategy. This year, during Compact Week, we hope to be able to publish a report on the progress that [...]

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Defra Third Sector Team nominated for National Compact Award

We are very pleased to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Compact Award for Excellence at a National Level in this year’s Compact Awards. This is awarded to a national partnership, Government department or a national third sector umbrella body for outstanding achievement in promoting and implementing the letter and spirit of the [...]

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Natural England use blog to gather feedback on their 2060 Vision

Vertical Garden at CaixaForum in Madrid Image credit: Patrick Breen Guy Thompson, Executive Director, External Affairs at Natural England, addressed Defra’s Third Sector Advisory Board on Monday (5/10/09). Guy highlighted the value of the third sector to the work of Natural England. He indicated that Natural England were working to publish their third sector policy statement in line with [...]

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Compact consultation events

As part of the consultation on the refreshed Compact, the Commission for the Compact has arranged a series of events across the country addressing various themes. Below is the latest breakdown of these events (a few details are missing, but the core content is there). Please note that the first event is scheduled for Thursday 3 September [...]

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