WCVA has worked with our sister council in England, NCVO, to launch a bilingual version of the Charity Essentials tool.
Charity Essentials is a free online tool designed especially for charities as a way to do a basic health check on how your organisation is performing, identifying strengths and areas for development.
Until recently, this tool has only been available in English on the NCVO website.
As a legacy of the Lottery funded Trusted Charity in Wales Project, WCVA has worked with NCVO to create a bilingual version of the tool which is now available on the Third Sector Support Wales Knowledge Hub.
Mair Rigby, Governance and Safeguarding Manager, said ‘WCVA is delighted to launch the bilingual version of Charity Essentials in partnership with NCVO. The tool is a valuable addition to our growing Knowledge Hub website and will be a useful resource for smaller organisations to help them think about quality and benchmark their activities’.
This cost-free tool benchmarks your work in ten key areas – it will help assess the impact you have on the ground and whether you are making the best use of your resources.
Each question has a brief explanation to support your discussions and asks you to rate how fully your group or charity is addressing each question. Where you identify areas for development you will then develop an action plan in order to address the areas for improvement.
Charity Essentials can be used:
- as a way to do a basic ‘health check’ on how your organisation is performing and achieving your mission.
- as a tool to engage everyone in your organisation in discussions about your work.
- as a way to engage a range of important stakeholders with your work.
- if you want to move on to use the full Trusted Charity quality standard in the future.
You can access the tool by signing up to the Third Sector Support Wales Knowledge Hub. Registration is free.