NCVO and NAVCA reached an agreement which saw the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) transfer to NAVCA from 1 January 2022. This move will bring more certainty to funders, commissioners, and also holders of the sought-after quality assurance mark.
Sarah Vibert, interim chief executive at NCVO, commented:
Following a strategic review, NCVO has taken the difficult decision to stop providing VCQA. We are delighted to announce that formal agreement has been made to transfer ownership rights of VCQA to NAVCA. We support the continuation of this important mark and wish NAVCA and all VCQA holders and applicants the very best for the future.
Maddy Desforges, chief executive of NAVCA said:
Taking on this quality assurance is a good fit with NAVCA’s strategic aim of assuring the quality across VCS local infrastructure organisations.
We are delighted that the future of the VCQA has been agreed. This will bring certainty to those Volunteer Centres which are already accredited, as well as making sure the scheme is still open for the future.