BAVO successfully renews prestigious quality award!

Published: 18 December 2020
Please note, this article has expired

We have successfully renewed our Trusted Charity Quality Mark which recognises our excellent work as the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. 

This prestigious award is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and is a UK quality standard designed to help voluntary organisations operate to the highest standards.

BAVO provides guidance, practical assistance and information to people wanting to volunteer or set up new groups.  We also assist existing voluntary and community groups with their work through training and funding for example,  so community groups can operate safely and continue to grow.

Heidi Bennett, BAVO’s Chief Executive says:  “It’s increasingly important for charities in Wales to demonstrate their performance, effectiveness and impact to funders and users. BAVO was assessed against 11 standards of effective practice in a Trusted Charity, including governance, leadership and management, involving volunteers and responding to service-users’ needs.   Our staff work really hard to ensure they deliver the highest standards of service to our members but we don’t rest on our laurels, we are constantly reviewing how we can improve.”

Nick Snow, Trusted Charity Programme Manager at National Council for Voluntary Organisations, said: “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of BAVO that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in Wales is growing.”

For further information on how BAVO can help community and voluntary groups in Bridgend County Borough, call 01656 810400.

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award