The Cellar Project Gains PQASSO Level 1 Accreditation!


We are very proud to announce that The Cellar Project has been awarded PQASSO Level 1 Accreditation! PQASSO is the leading quality standard developed for the third sector, by the sector. Quality standards are a set of specific, concise statements and associated measures. They set out aspirational, but achievable, markers of high-quality. PQASSO has a straightforward, user-friendly approach to strengthen all areas of an organisation. Used systematically, it will help to run an organisation more effectively and efficiently. PQASSO also offers an external accreditation: the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Research has shown that organisations using PQASSO can gain the following benefits:

  • more effective and more efficient organisational systems and procedures
  • better quality of services for users
  • better communication among staff, trustees and volunteers
  • increased motivation for staff, trustees and volunteers
  • greater credibility and legitimacy with funders
  • more creative thinking, enabling new perspectives and ways of working
  • organisational learning
  • continuous improvement over time.

We will now be focusing our efforts on achieving PQASSO Level 2 accreditation in the near future!

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