The Compact with the Voluntary and Community Sector

The Compact is a way of working – it is a statement of values and principles which underpin the relationship between the Council and the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). There is a national Compact adopted by central government and most local authorities have their own compacts with the VCS in their area. Often, other public bodies sign up to their local compact. Here in Tower Hamlets, the Council and the voluntary and community sector agreed a revised Compact in March 2018.

View the current Compact

This renewed commitment from the Council to work in partnership with local communities and organisations helps to give people in Tower Hamlets confidence that the Council values and respects their views and should also help make sure the Council and the VCS work together in a more transparent and accountable way to achieve change.


If you have any comments or questions, please contact the VCS team at