What is the Derby Compact?
The Derby Compact was first developed in 2001 by Derby City Council in partnership with the local voluntary and community sector to bring about good relationships. It was produced following a national Compact between Government and the voluntary sector in 1998, when councils were urged to develop local agreements.
The Derby Compact is a way of working between the statutory and voluntary and community sector. It:
- makes sure that there are fair and clear processes for accessing grants and contracts
- promotes better relationships all round
- is more of a partnership approach and will help to improve services.
Derby City Partnership has signed up on behalf of all partners in the statutory and voluntary and community sectors in the city.
What are the benefits of the Compact?
- it promotes a shared vision
- it addresses local challenges to secure the well-being of local communities
- it involves local people in developing the vision, agreeing priorities and making decisions
- it ensures that partners have good relationships
- it provides clear rules and guidance to enable the sectors to have a better understanding of how they work
- it builds real trust between partners
- it promotes effective and genuine consultation processes.
Other Documents Supporting the Compact
In addition to the Compact, other documents outline the detail of how we will work with the voluntary sector, these include the:
- Joint commissioning framework - establishes effective and transparent processes for involving the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the planning, commissioning and delivery of public services through contracts and grants.
- Grant Funding Procedure Rules - provides guidance and support for all council officers involved in the allocation and management of Council Grant Funding Programme.
Information on other websites
For the most up to date list of all the voluntary and community groups active in Derby and Derbyshire, visit the Community Directory Derbyshire website.