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The Good Governance Award is the Quality Standard for Scottish charities & other Third Sector organisations, recommended by OSCR, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

The Award provides a clear, structured approach to assessing and improving an organisation’s policies and procedures. Once completed, it provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification. And as a result, your organisation should be easier to govern and more sustainable and trusted among its stakeholders.

The Introduction to Good Governance Programme has been developed to support smaller charities & other Third Sector organisations to strengthen their core governance. It takes around the same time to complete but is more in tune with your organisation’s size and nature.



Get Started

You can apply to do either the Good Governance Award or Introduction to the Good Governance Programme by completing the form below and returning it to

GGA & IGGP Registration Form 2022-23

Resources for Registered Charities

All registered groups receive log-in details that give them access to the membership area on this site.

Here you can find guidance, examples, and templates to help you with a broad range of governance areas and documents.

Members' Area

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

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