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Celebrating Success

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 Compact Awards, held at the Treasury and jointly organised by the team here at Compact Voice and the Office for Civil Society. 

The awards celebrated some of the best that the Compact can bring about, and it was a genuine pleasure to spend an evening in the company of people who I could effusively congratulate for their achievements. 

East Sussex: Measuring success

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By setting objectives and reviewing performance annually, the East Sussex Compact Steering Group has brought about a culture of continuous development within the East Sussex Compact.

Surrey: Honesty is the best policy

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The discourse between the Surrey Compact and Surrey County Council shows that all news, even bad news, is worth sharing.

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). 

Kent Fire and Rescue Service breathes new life into the Compact

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Sue Beer, Dover Compact Officer, and her colleagues have been working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service. They have been exploring how cross sector working can benefit both the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and the Fire Service. Positive steps have been taken to create a close relationship which improves the safety of local people.

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. 

Watford Borough Council: building VCS resilience in the context of cuts

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The relationship between Watford Borough Council and the voluntary and community sector groups it funds is built on openness and trust,  which has ensured that their partnership has survived despite facing the full force of the financial storm. 

Compact Advocacy Case Study: Challenging a county council funding decision

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This case study from NCVO's Compact Advocacy programme explains how the Cumbria Travellers Programme sought support from Compact Advocacy to challenge how a county council funding decision was taken.

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