Quality Accreditation Award For The Community Foundation for Staffordshire

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is Quality Accredited by UK Community Foundations, (formerly Community Foundation Network), for 2013 – 2016.  Formally endorsed and recognised by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Quality Accreditation is a programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations.  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.

Quality Accreditation is based on a set of standards relevant to community foundations which include five key performance areas plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole. The performance areas are:

  • Definition & Governance
  • Finance & Risk
  • Donor Services & Development
  • Grantmaking
  • Community Engagement & Communications
  • Business planning and future growth aims

You can find out more by visiting the UK Community Foundations website.