Visible – community group quality standard/process

Visible Communities is

“…a  quality systems and standards for the community sector. Developed by Community Matters in consultation with its members and other core stakeholders, VISIBLE Communities™ is a unique approach to promoting quality and best practice in the community sector.

VISIBLE Communities™ is based around a set of seven core principles that we believe underpin strong sustainable community organisations.

By sustainable we mean well run, financially sound, and delivers high quality social impacts.”

As part of this programme Birmingham has been piloting using these standards through a number of information and training workshops with community groups. We have also supported 5 0rganisations through the assesment process:

This was the presentation given at the Community Asset Transfer development conference in Birmingham on March 23 2010.

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