Burnside achieves Trusted Charity Mark Award

Date published: 20 May 2019

Burnside Community Centre based in Middleton has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark Award, recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England.

Chair of the Burnside Centre, Reverend Philip Miller, said: “This process has involved hard work and dedicated commitment to raising and maintaining high standards across our whole organisation.

“It is certainly a time for celebrating all that we do well together, as we now turn our attention to the future and being a leading charitable organisation within the local voluntary sector.”

Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently. 

Burnside Community Centre was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including governance, leadership and management, managing money and managing staff and volunteers, and proved to meet all standards.

Burnside Centre will also be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this coming September and believes that the Trusted Charity Mark award will support its future prosperity.


Kerry Edwards, Burnside Community Centre Manager
Kerry Edwards, Burnside Community Centre Manager 


Burnside Manager, Kerry Edwards said: “It has been a worthwhile, but challenging two-year journey with lots of self-reflection and lessons learned.

“I would like to thank the Lloyds Bank Foundation for awarding funding so that we could undertake the Trusted Charity Mark, my Board for being ever supportive and all staff and volunteers for their continued dedication to the local community and people we serve.”

Nadeem Razvi, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO said: “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of Burnside Centre 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 England is growing.”

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