In 2017, Nottinghamshire Community Foundation once again achieved the QA enhanced level of Quality Accreditation from the UK Community Foundation (UKCF).

Recognised by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Quality Accreditation is a programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations and has been held and renewed every 3 years by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation since 2007.

Serious about quality and accountability

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.

QA is based on a set of standards relevant to all professional charities and to community foundations which include five key performance areas plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole.

The eleven QA4 core standards are split into four areas as follows:

  • Strategy, Governance Definitions, and Risk: core standards 1 to 4
  • Financial and Information Management: core standards 5 and 6
  • Philanthropy Services – donor management and grant making: core standards 7 to 10
  • Organisational and network development: core standard 11