Sunday, 24 June 2012

Read the results of our Quality Standards survey

Voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) are increasingly expected to demonstrate to funders and commissioners their approach to quality assurance. Quality standards are one way of doing this. 

We recently completed a new report into the perceptions and use of quality standards in the voluntary and community sector. The research, commissioned by the BIG Lottery Fund, and carried out with OPM, investigated how voluntary organisations use standards such as PQASSO, Investors in People, ISO 9001 and specific standards for sub-sectors and areas of work (e.g. the Matrix Standard). We also found out how funders and commissioners view quality standards and how they influence funding and commissioning decisions. 

The BIG Lottery Fund will use the research to inform their use of quality standards in assessing funding bids.

Download the executive summary and full report

(PDF 764KB - 48 pages - April 2012)

If you would like more information, simply drop me a line  

Best wishes,

Ellie Brodie

Research Consultant, NCVO

Tel 020 7 250 2548

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