Quality Accreditation

Quality accredited by UK Community Foundation

Quality Accreditation is programme which endorses and encourages best practice by Community Foundations. The endorsement and recognition has been held by Kent Community Foundation since 2007. We are delighted that it was renewed after further rigorous assessment in 2017.

Achieving Quality Accreditation demonstrates that a Community Foundation is serious about quality and accountability. It specifies what we do and how we do it in a way that other quality systems cannot, and enables Community Foundations to position themselves as part of a highly performing network across the UK.

Not only does Quality Accreditation in the Community Foundation network ensure high standards of governance and service are met, but the process also creates a platform to share best practice between Foundations.

Quality Accreditation is based on a set of standards relevant to Community Foundations which include four key performance areas plus a corporate assessment which looks at the organisation as a whole.

  • Strategy, governance, definitions and risk
  • Financial and information management
  • Philanthropy services: donor management and grant making
  • Organisational and network development

For more information please visit the UK Community Foundation's website.

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

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