TCA were presented with the Good Governance Award by the Lord Provost at a ceremony held in Dundee City Chambers on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Fiona Stewart and Fergus McCurley accepted this new award which was designed specifically for Scottish charities and recommended by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and also Big Lottery Fund Scotland. The award process reviewed all areas of TCA business including policies and practice as well as the working relationship with the Board of Trustees who have overall responsibility for TCA Governance.
Dundee Voluntary Action developed the Award, and Chief Executive Christine Lowden said, “People need to have confidence that the charities they support are well run. Our Good Governance assessor carries out a thorough inspection of policy and practice. The four organisations who have come through in this first year are enthusiastic about improvement, and they deserve credit for their good practice.”
GGA Manager Beth Curzon said, “Tayside Council on Alcohol tell me that when they are seeking funding for new projects, they will benefit from having a nationally recognised and externally verified mark of approval”
DVA say the Good Governance Award is unique, in that it is designed specifically for Scottish charities. It is recommended by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and also Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership funds the award and the project is supported by the Dundee Third Sector Interface (Dundee TSI).