Pictured is Gavin Muir with the award

Published: 24th January 2020

Dundee United Community Trust (DUCT) are delighted to announce that they have completed their accreditation for the Good Governance Award, the quality standard for Scottish charities. In doing so, they are the fifth charity in Scotland to complete this award and the first football related charity to do so.

Gavin Muir, Vice-Chair of the Community Trust, led on undertaking the work which secured the award and commented, "As DUCT is a growing and expanding charity, the Board of Trustees quickly recognised the importance of having strong and structured governance with underpinning policies and procedures in place to support what we do, and the Good Governance Award was the ideal mechanism to achieve this."

Community Trust Chief Executive Jamie Kirk said: “This award will give confidence to all DUCT stakeholders, whether that be staff, volunteers, funders or those who we engage with in the delivery of our services and activities, that we are a well-run organisation.

“The award is the culmination of over 12 months hard work and we are extremely grateful for the support and guidance provided to us by Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action over this time.”

Community Trust Chairman David Dorward added: “The application of good governance for a charity is just so important. With the receipt of this award, the stakeholders and funders of the Trust can be assured that our values, policies and procedures have been confirmed as exemplary, and this award is also recognised by OSCR, the charity regulator for Scotland. With the Trust being 1 of only 5 of the 24,000 Scottish charities to achieve this award, it is indeed an outstanding achievement by the Trust.”

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