Quality accredited by UK Community Foundation
Quality accredited by UK Community Foundation. Quality Accreditation is a programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations. The endorsement and recognition has been held by Cumbria Community Foundation since 1999. We are delighted that it was renewed after further rigorous assessment in 2021.
Achieving Quality Accreditation demonstrates that a Community Foundation is serious about quality and accountability. It specifies what we do and how we do it in a way that other quality systems cannot, and enables Community Foundations to position themselves as part of a highly performing network across the UK.
Not only does Quality Accreditation in the Community Foundation network ensure high standards of governance and service are met, but the process also creates a platform to share best practice between Foundations.
Quality Accreditation is based on a set of standards relevant to Community Foundations which include four key performance areas plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole:
- Strategy, governance, definitions and risk
- Financial and information management
- Philanthropy services: donor management and grant making
- Organisational and network development
For more information please visit the UK Community Foundation’s website.