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News release – Four charities to receive achieve nationally recognised quality award at Dundee ceremony

Issued 14:50 14 May 2018

Four charities will celebrate achieving the first Good Governance Award (GGA) at a ceremony in Dundee’s City Chambers on Wednesday (16 May). Dundee’s Lord Provost Ian Borthwick will present the nationally recognised Award to Alternatives: Dundee Crisis Pregnancy Trust; Amina: Muslim Women’s Resource Centre; Gowrie Care Ltd; and Tayside Council on Alcohol.

Dundee Voluntary Action developed the Award, and Chief Executive Christine Lowden said, “People need to have confidence that the charities they support are well run. Our Good Governance assessor carries out a thorough inspection of policy and practice. The four organisations who have come through in this first year are enthusiastic about improvement, and they deserve credit for their good practice.”

Samina Ansari, CEO of the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre said, “Embarking on the Good Governance Award journey has been a timely and excellent way for Amina to review key areas such as managing resources, organisational management, managing finances and more.”

GGA Manager Beth Curzon said, “Tayside Council on Alcohol tell me that when they are seeking funding for new projects, they will benefit from having a nationally recognised and externally verified mark of approval. We are now working on next year’s award and several organisations have already signed up.”

DVA say the Good Governance Award is unique, in that it is designed specifically for Scottish charities. It is recommended by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and also Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership funds the award and the project is supported by the Dundee Third Sector Interface (Dundee TSI).


Media welcome

Venue – Dundee City Chambers, City Square, Dundee

Time – 6.30 pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018

More information … Beth Curzon, GGA Manager, Dundee Voluntary Action on 01382 305724 or 07983 706753