CVS GRIPP Assurance Standard

Well run organisations have a higher chance of attracting funding as funders and commissioners are more likely to invest in organisations and projects that they feel confident in.

The CVS Cheshire East GRIPP Assurance process has been developed to help small and medium sized local organisations demonstrate that they are well run and have effective and efficient systems and procedures in place.
This is a step towards a quality mark, and will help you explain to funders, or in a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire exactly how you ensure that you are a high quality, fit for purpose and a well run organisation.
Representatives from Cheshire East Council, local Clinical Commissioning Groups, the Fire Authority and the Police & Crime Commissioner have been consulted about and contributed to the development of the CVS Cheshire East GRIPP Assurance process.
They have expressed the hope that organisations will take this opportunity to demonstrate that they are well run organisations.
Cheshire East Council have recently embedded the GRIPP Assurance process in the development of their Community Hub initiative.

GRIPP Assurance starts out with a self-assessment of your organisation looking at the key documents that you should have in place and how your organisation is run. 
One of our team of Development Officers will support you though this process and if you have elements that you need to work on, we can help with that too.
Once you are confident that you have everything in place, this is then collated into evidence to submit for assessment.

The evidence required will be proportionate to the size and nature of the organisation and the assessment is carried out by a CVS Cheshire East manager who has not been involved in the process, and so can have an independent view.

Once the assessment has been passed, organisations will be awarded a GRIPP badge of certification which will stay in place for three years.

If you aren't sure if you are ready to apply for GRIPP Assurance you can use our GRIPP Checklist to assess your current strengths and weaknesses

We have devised this online checklist to get you started in assessing your organisations's strengths and weaknesses. It is also a tool that is used by our development officers to create a bespoke plan of support for your organisation.

The GRIPP online checklist is something that any organisation can complete - whether just starting out, or having existed for years. The GRIPP online Checklist takes about 15mins to complete, for more information and to start it click here 


For more information or if you would like your organisation to become GRIPP ASSURED please contact us at CVS Cheshire East
01270 763100