Share

Thurrock Compact wins Compact Award

Sir Bert Massie
News

Thurrock Compact wins Compact Award

Governance | Vibeka Mair | 3 Nov 2010

Thurrock Compact has won the Compact Commissioner’s award for a partnership that has demonstrated outstanding progress over the last 12 months.

The award was presented to Thurrock CVS on behalf of the partnership, which includes Thurrock Council who has ringfenced £600,000 of funding to the voluntary sector until 2011.  

Commissioner for the Compact Sir Bert Massie (pictured), who presented the Thurrock CVS with the award last night, said it represented the best of the Compact and praised it for deciding to make no cuts to the voluntary sector in the years 2010/11.

Last night's Compact Awards are the last to be held by the Commission for the Compact . The awards celebrate partnership working across local and national government and the voluntary sector.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) won the national partnership working award for its Merlin Standard, a code of conduct for contractors and subcontractors delivering the programme on behalf of the government. If an organisation does not follow the code it risks seeing its contract revoked.

Sir Bert Massie said the DWP was the only government department that deserved the award: “Only one government department did enough. The DWP’s Merlin Standard Project on its welfare-to-work programme recognised positive partnership working in supply chains. Compact principles were robustly embedded so the voluntary sector is treated fairly. The have done well and deserve the award.”

Other award winners included the Merton Compact, which won local Compact of the year, Rutland Joint Action Group who won the Compact award for local partnership working and South West Regional Compact Partners who won for its regional partnership working.

Cath Cook from Voluntary Action Oldham won Compact Champion of the Year.

Comments

[Cancel] | Reply to:

Close »

Community Standards

The civilsociety.co.uk community and comments board is intended as a platform for informed and civilised debate.

We hope to encourage a broad range of views, however, there are standards that we expect commentators to uphold. We reserve the right to delete or amend any comments that do not adhere to these standards.

We welcome:

  • Robust but respectful debate
  • Strongly held opinions
  • Intelligent relevant discussion
  • The sharing of relevant experiences
  • New participants

We will not publish:

  • Rude, threatening, offensive, obscene or abusive language, or links to such material
  • Links to commercial organisations or spam postings. The comments board is not an advertising platform
  • The posting of contact details for yourself or others
  • Comments intended for malicious purpose or mindless abuse
  • Comments purporting to be from another person or organisation under false pretences
  • Gratuitous criticism, commentary or self-promotion
  • Any material which breaches copyright or privacy laws, or could be considered libellous
  • The use of the comments board for the pursuit or extension of personal disputes

Be aware:

  • Views expressed on the comments board are left at users’ discretion and are in no way views held or supported by Civil Society Media
  • Comments left by others may not be accurate, do not rely on them as fact
  • You may be misunderstood - sarcasm and humour can easily be taken out of context, try to be clear

Please:

  • Enjoy the opportunity to express your opinion and respect the right of others to express theirs
  • Confine your remarks to issues rather than personalities

Together we can keep our community a polite, respectful and intelligent platform for discussion.

Tags

Free eNews

Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

26 Jan 2015

Cumulative figures from Big Society Capital have shown that since its inception in 2012 £104m has now...

NAO: Commission has improved but there is still more to do

22 Jan 2015

The Charity Commission has made a good start towards becoming a proactive regulator, but still has a long...

Social investment will be at the centre of UK's G8 agenda, says Wilson

22 Jan 2015

Social investment will be at the “heart” of the government’s agenda when world leaders meet for...

Big Lottery Fund awards £150m to local neighbourhood foundation

23 Jan 2015

The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £150m to a new community grantmaking foundation to help individuals...

NPC: Fundraising methods do not affect trust in charities

23 Jan 2015

How charities spend their money and what they do are more of a concern for the public than fundraising...

Marie Curie turns to television to recruit volunteers

22 Jan 2015

Marie Curie is hoping to attract more volunteers for its 2015 Great Daffodil Appeal, with the launch of...

Comparison website for special needs services launched by charity consortium

23 Jan 2015

A coalition of social care charities has launched a TripAdvisor-style website, designed to help families...

CRUK debuts contactless giving through shop windows

21 Jan 2015

Cancer Research UK has announced a collaboration with outdoor media owner Clear Channel to bring contactless...

Charity IT Association will provide free technology advice

15 Jan 2015

Four IT organisations have pooled their resources to launch the Charity IT Association and provide free...

Join the discussion

Twitter
 
Training

Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.

>> Find out more <<