Fife Council Make Their Mark

Photograph of group of 17 people standing on a steps into a building, between yellow railings. Front row are l-r ?, Ross Martin, Tricia Ryan and ?. Ross and Tricia are holding a picture of the CLD Standards mark Thumbs Up image.

Fife Council is thrilled to announce that it’s 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.

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 CLD Standards Council 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.”

Fife Council CLD teams are active in communities across Fife, working alongside families, community groups, young people and individuals, as well as supporting those who are looking to get more involved in opportunities to shape their local community, or get involved in a community or youth group to make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy what their local community has to offer. To find out more visit Fife Council web pages.