Official endorsement of more sector quality standards

The Charity Commission has endorsed the latest versions of two quality systems, Mind’s Quality Management and QA3 from UK Community Foundations.

The Commissions’ Quality Assessment Endorsement Programme encourages umbrella bodies to develop a set of quality standards that their members commit to, which the Commission then endorses.

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New online training for community groups

Voluntary Action Islington has developed an online Voluntary Action Academy to provide affordable training for volunteers, paid staff and trustees involved in voluntary and community action, http://www.voluntaryactionacademy.org.uk/Public/. It offers a range of short courses and two awards that are accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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