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Welcome to the Good Governance Award and Introduction to Good Governance Programme for Scottish Charities

The Good Governance Award is the Quality Standard for Scottish charities, recommended by OSCR.

The Award provides a clear, structured approach to assessing and improving a charity’s policies and procedures. Once completed, it provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification.

The Introduction to Good Governance Programme has been developed to support small charities strengthen their core governance, and is a great precursor to the full Good Governance Award.

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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

Latest News

  • Charity Bank Resource Hub Launched

    The Charity Bank have created a useful Hub of information for charities with advice and guidance on topical areas of governance. 

  • Good Governance Update

    It’s unprecedentedly uncertain times for us all in Scotland, the UK and indeed across the world.  There is much speculation, worry and in some cases panic.  Whilst working towards the completion of the Good Governance Award itself may fall to the bottom of your priorities, which we completely understand, we would like to assure you that for us here at the Good Governance Award, for the foreseeable future anyway, it will remain business as usual and we’re here to help with queries you may have.