Fife Council awarded Standards Mark Approval

We're thrilled to announce that we've received Standards Mark Approval from the CLD Standards Council Scotland.

The high quality of the Council’s Communities and Neighbourhoods Service volunteering provision has been recognised by both Volunteer Scotland and now the CLD Standards Council Scotland (CLDSC).

Ross Martin, Assistant Director of the CLD Standards Council Scotland, stated: “The CLD Standards Council are delighted to be in the position of recognising the commitment to volunteers that the service has put in place.
“The work of volunteers is vital to the positive development of communities across Scotland. Through the awarding of the CLDSC Standards Mark we are joining with Fife Council in celebrating that commitment to learning, support and practice standards.”

Fife Council’s Community and Neighbourhoods spokesperson, Councillor Linda Erskine, expressed her delight, saying: "This recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team and builds upon the recent award of the Investors in Volunteers accreditation awarded by Volunteer Scotland. It reaffirms our commitment to enhancing the lives of the people of Fife, while making sure volunteering is an interesting, enjoyable, and safe experience.”

Tricia Ryan, Fife Council Community Development Support Manager, said: “This award provides national recognition for the quality of the learning opportunities we provide for our volunteers. It also evidences the significance we place on developing the skills, knowledge and experience of our volunteers, so they can make a real difference in their lives and their communities.
“Equally importantly, it’s testament to the ongoing hard work and dedication of our staff, who consistently strive to support local people make meaningful changes in their local areas.”

Photo:  Ross Martin from CLD Standards Council Scotland handing award to Tricia Ryan with staff and volunteers from The Centre, Leven