The NCVO has opened a competition to recognise excellence in charity governance.
The Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize is open to all charities in England and offers £1,000 for the winning organisation. Launched in memory of the umbrella body's former chair who died in 2009, it will assess entrants on how they have used Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community sector (the Code) to improve their effectiveness and deliver greater public benefit.
Chair of the NCVO from 1996-2001, Lady Winifred Tumim was an advocate of public benefit and campaigned for the reform of charity law.
Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said: "We are delighted to be launching this Prize in honour of Lady Tumim and her outstanding contribution to the voluntary sector. This prize recognises charities that are leading the way in good governance, which is a vital part of how the sector operates and maintains public confidence in its work."
More details on the competition and application forms are available at www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/winifred-tumim-prize. The closing date is 31 August 2011.