Improving partnership working with government

The National Audit Office has published a follow up report into how government departments have fulfilled recommendations on effective partnership working between the government and civil society organisations (the Compact).

An article from Compact Voice points out that this report has been much delayed, and so doesn’t cover positive developments which have taken place in recent months. Read ‘Our take on the NAO’s follow up report: Some improvements seen, more work needed‘. » Continue reading news item ... “Improving partnership working with government”

Welsh Government updates third sector relationship

The Welsh Government has published a revised Third Sector Scheme, its “statement of Welsh Ministers’ intent in taking forward their relationship with the Third Sector”. It incorporates the new Code of Practice for Funding as well as how the Welsh Government works with the sector.

Umbrella body WCVA has some background at http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2014/02/revised-third-sector-scheme-published or download the Scheme document.

Action plan to strengthen working relations with government departments

Compact Voice and the Office for Civil Society (in the Cabinet Office) have announced a joint action plan setting out clear activities for both to strengthen use of the Compact across government departments.

The Compact sets out working relationships between the government and the voluntary sector. Compact Voice news item with link to the action plan at http://www.compactvoice.org.uk/news/2013/07/19/joint-action-plan.