Community body sets standards

Mathew Little

Umbrella body Community Matters has launched a set of performance standards for community centre charities that are aimed at "reinvigorating the movement".

Entitled 'Visible', the standards commit organisations to be independent and politically neutral, meet local needs and help people become active in communities.

David Tyler, chief executive of Community Matters, said the standards were aimed at "updating the image and remit" of community bodies. But he added that they were also a response to the introduction of standards externally imposed on community groups by funders such as local authorities.

More than 9,000 community centres and village halls are registered as charities, comprising 5 per cent of the total register.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus