A care charity has been recognised at Dundee’s first Good Governance Award ceremony for its effective management throughout the city.
Gowrie Care was presented with the award by Lord Provost Ian Borthwick during an event held in the council’s city chambers.
The charity, part of the Hillcrest Group, said the award recognised its commitment to ensuring it is well run.
Chris Robb, Gowrie Care area manager, said: “We’re always looking for ways to improve and strive to be the best we can when it comes to governance.
“The accreditation process allowed us to analyse our internal process and put improvements in place.
“We’re delighted to be one of the first four charities to achieve this accreditation and I would like to congratulate the other three charities who joined us on the night.”
The Good Governance Award was developed by Dundee Voluntary Action, which works to ensure local charities are working as well as they can be across the city.
It is recognised by Scottish charity regulator the OSCR as well as the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.
DVA chief executive Christine Lowden said: “People need to have confidence the charities they support are well run.
“Our Good Governance assessor carries out a thorough inspection of policy and practice.
“The four organisations who have come through in this first year are enthusiastic about improvement, and they deserve credit for their good practice.”
The other charities in receipt of the award were Alternatives: Dundee Crisis Pregnancy Trust, Amina: Muslim Women’s Resource Centre and Tayside Council on Alcohol.