Home > About Us > Services > Directory > Contact > IVAC-News > Downloads > Health > BME Network > Finance Services > Small Groups Development > Partnerships > Fundraising > Small Grants Calendar > Resources > Islington Community News > Links > IslingtonLink > Community Network > Central London CVS Partnership > Islington Strategic Partnership > Jobs

IVAC logo
Compact


Islington Voluntary Action Council
322 Upper Street, London N1 2XQ
Tel: 020 7226 4862
Fax: 020 7359 7442
Email: information@ivac.org.uk


What is the Compact?

The Compact is an agreement between the Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector made in November 1998 to improve their relationship for mutual advantage. The Compact aims to build the partnership relationship between government and the sector. The principles outlined in this national Compact are now being turned into codes of practice.For further details of the Compact nationally go to www.thecompact.org.uk.

What is the Local Compact?

The national Compact is an agreement between the voluntary and community sector and government to improve their relationship for mutual advantage. Local Compacts aim to do this locally between the sector, councils and other local public bodies.

Why have a Local Compact?

(1) Community benefit
(2) Realising your organisational objectives
(3) Improving partnership relationships
(4) Using external funding better
(5) Involving local groups in best value and community planning.

Five key points for a successful Local Compact:

1. Know what your own organisation wants from a Compact and agree a shared vision with other partners
2. Don't rush it - make sure you get it right for your area, including ensuring that every part of the sector is included in the process
3. Don't stop when you have a document - make sure it works in practice
4. Joint ownership underpinned by broad relationships built through equal partnership
5. Regular review

What headings are included in the Islington Local Compact?


* Shared Principles
* Clarity of Roles
* Partnership
* Consultation
* Funding and Sustainability
* Premises
* BME Communities
* Equal Opportunties and anti discriminatory practice
* Dispute Resolution
* Commsisioning Services
* Evaluation and Review

What is the format of the Islington Local Compact?

Generally each heading (as shown above) has an introduction, followed by principles and undertakings. Action steps are also written to demonstrate what things have to be done next.

Principles

These are beliefs and values shared by both sides and underpin how things move forward.

Undertakings

These are aims which the relevant party has identified. They demonstrate what needs to be taken account of in addressing the issues that the voluntary & community sector face day to day when
coming into contact with the Council.

Action steps

These demonstrate the initial steps which have to be taken to assist that better working relationship between the Council and voluntary and community sector.

What has been done to date:

· Working group assigned – made up of Officers of the Council and members of the vol. / comm. sector.
· Organised meetings to publicise the Compact.
· Draft completed.(Download a copy here)
· Sample consultation exercise completed.(Click here to see a summary of the responses)

Future developments:

Setting up sub groups with appropriate Heads of Department within the Council (based on the headings) to finalise the Compact before it goes out for wider consultation.

Contacts

National:
Paul Barasi
Compact Development Officer
The Working Group on Government Relations Secretariat
c/o National Council for Voluntary Organisations
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL
Tel: (020) 7520 2453 Fax: (020) 7278 3972
For copies of all Compact materials contact:
NCVO Help Desk on 0800 2798 798
(020) 7278 3972

Local:
Lorraine Palmer
Partnerships Development Officer
IVAC
322 Upper Street
London
N1 2XQ
Tel: 020 7226 4862
Fax: 020 7 359 7442
e-mail: lorrainepalmer@ivac.org.uk

Steve Mason
Head of Regeneration and Education
Islington Council
Upper Street
London
N1 2UD
Tel: 020 7527 3123
e-mail: smason@urban.islington.gov.uk

 


Home

About Us

Services

Directory

Contact

IVAC-News

Downloads

Health

BME Network

Finance Services

Small Groups Development

Partnerships

Fundraising

Small Grants Calendar

Resources

Islington Community News

Links

IslingtonLink

Community Network

Islington Strategic Partnership

Central London CVS Partnership

Jobs

Map - How to find us




Investor in People logo