Trusted Charity

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit” – Aristotle

Trusted Charity is a process designed to help you run your organisation more effectively and efficiently. It sets out what you need to have in place to ensure sound governance practices, proper financial and risk management systems, and a reliable system for measuring outcomes.

Trusted Charity is an evidence-based self-assessment tool that once completed gives you the opportunity to apply for an independent external assessment and, if successful, get awarded the Trusted Charity quality mark.

 

The self-assessment enables your organisation to take a systematic look at what you do, identify areas where you are doing well and where you could do better. It helps you to plan, budget and allocate resources for making these improvements.

The Trusted Charity Mark is a nationally recognised award and is the only quality mark for charities designed by charities. No other quality mark addresses all the essential areas necessary for the effective management and governance of a charity. The Trusted Charity framework addresses governance, planning, leadership and management, user-centred service, managing people, learning and development, managing money, managing resources, external communications, working with others, and assessing outcomes and impact.

 

As a NCVO licensed Trusted Charity Mentor, Barrie Wyatt is qualified to deliver training and provide personal support to help you implement the quality standard and make those improvements.

NCVO licensed Trusted Charity mentor status means that the practitioner has demonstrated a commitment to providing a high quality service of training and mentoring to support organisations wishing to implement Trusted Charity, as evidenced by the fact that he has completed the full Trusted Charity mentor training course provided by NCVO. NCVO cannot guarantee that all licensed Trusted Charity mentors will have the skills or expertise that you need nor that they will be right for your organisation. Care and attention are required when choosing a Trusted Charity mentor to ensure that the person is competent to provide the support that you need and NCVO recommends that you take up references.

Our Expertise & Services

Quality Standard

Monitoring & Evaluation

Strategy

Change Management

Barrie is to be highly recommended.  He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly but determined that we make progress.  We are very grateful. 

Building Circles had been working towards a PQASSO accreditation for several years.  A small working party met irregularly over a few years and had made some progress.  We had established some...

Barrie gave us positive and motivational support

We employed Barrie as a mentor when we started working towards the Trusted Charity Mark. We met with him every two months for approximately one year. We always found Barrie to be punctual and...

Working with Barrie has been a great experience

Working with Barrie has been a great experience.  He has gently and kindly opened our eyes to what compliance with the new Standards meant for us.  Barrie looked at the work that we prepared for our...

PQASSO – we emerge a stronger organisation.

Barrie has patiently worked with us towards our PQASSO accreditation, despite changes of our staff and the updated PQASSO.  Barrie has calmly and kindly helped us to understand the process and...

Barrie’s facilitation skills have been exceptional

Barrie structured his Organisational Strengths Review to our requirements whilst using the PQASSO framework as a benchmark. Barrie’s facilitation skills and final report have been exceptional. The...

No hesitation in recommending Barrie

Barrie provided a great combination of insight, analysis and personability in delivering an 'end of grant' independent audit for a Comic Relief grant for 2 of our Ethiopian partner NGOs. It was a...

There is real value in PQASSO

Barrie has convinced me that there is real value in the PQASSO kitemark, because to achieve it we have made one or two very positive changes to the way our charity operates. Jenny Hopkins - CEO,...

A turning point for our organisation

Barrie's facilitation of our discussion and helping us to delve deeper in to the meaning of our work, what is important and what is measurable was really valuable and provided a turning point for...

We have found the process very helpful

Barrie has been an excellent mentor as we’ve gone through the Level 1 PQASSO self-assessment process with him. He is sympathetic and understanding of the voluntary and community sector’s realities...

We are now operating more efficiently

Barrie has been invaluable in supporting Allsorts through a time of significant growth and change. Initially he came in to the organisation to guide us through a PQASSO level 2 self assessment, and...