Once you have completed your self-assessment and implemented your Trusted Charity action plans, you can apply for the Trusted Charity Mark accreditation.
What is the Trusted Charity Mark?
Supported by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Trusted Charity Mark is a nationally recognised quality mark awarded to your organisation after an external assessment. Achieving the Mark offers service users and funders external verification of the quality and credibility of your organisation.
You can apply to be assessed for the Trusted Charity Mark after completing your self-assessment and implementing your Trusted Charity action plans. Your organisation must be a registered charity in order to apply.
Once your application has been processed your organisation will undergo an external assessment which involves gathering evidence, reviewing documentation and interviewing staff, board members and volunteers. This is a two-stage assessment process. Stage 1 comprises a desktop review and, upon successful completion of Stage 1, the organisation will progress to Stage 2, namely an on-site (or remote) assessment.
The external assessment will be carried out by our Trusted Charity Mark assessors – members of the voluntary and community sector who are trained and supported to carry out assessments of organisations against the Trusted Charity Standard.