Welcome to the Good Governance Award

This award has been developed to celebrate and promote the role of good organisational governance in the third sector.

Through a fully supported evaluation process, this award helps organisations develop and enhance their policies and procedures. Once achieved, organisations will have established governance processes that reflect current best practice.

Evidencing good governance can be difficult, and charities are under increasing pressure to improve transparency and demonstrate their efficiency.

The Good Governance Award provides a clear, structured approach to critically assessing an organisation’s management. Once completed, it provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification.

Award Overview

Independent Quality Standard

Independent Quality Standard

Receive independent verification that you are engaging in best practice
Fully Supported

Fully Supported

Organisations receive one-to-one support throughout the award process
Improved Efficiency

Improved Efficiency

Improving your policies and procedures can lead to increased organisational efficiency

Support for the Award

‘The Good Governance Award is recommended by OSCR as an excellent tool for charities to help them focus on their on-going development and support their improvement in key areas relating to governance and management.’

OSCR, March 2017

Resources for Registered Groups

All registered groups receive log-in details that give them access to the membership pages on this site. Here you can find guidance, examples, and templates to help you with a broad range of governance areas and documents.