Memberships & Awards

Dingley’s vision is the best start for every child.
  • Dingley’s Promise recognises the importance of joining forces with other organisations who are striving to achieve similar aims. 

    We are also proud and delighted to be recognised for our work. 

     

    Memberships 

    Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO)

    For 30 years, ACEVO have provided support, development and an inspiring, collective campaigning voice for members across the UK.  ACEVO’s network of over 1,200 individuals includes the leaders of small, community based groups, ambitious medium-sized organisations, and well known, well-loved national and international not-for-profits.  Their vision is to see great leaders making the biggest difference.

    BNI Bourne Newbury

    BNI Bourne is the West Berkshire and Wiltshire chapter of the world’s biggest referral marketing organisation.  Their terrific blend of businesses and business owners provides a vibrant and inspiring environment for members to grow their business while building fantastic relationships.  Their member businesses encompass professional services, business development specialists and trade professionals, all wanting to work with each other and help achieve each other’s goals.

    Council for Disabled Children

    The Council for Disabled Children are the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector with a membership of over 200 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.  As a membership body , they provide a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion.  They want disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfil their potential, and be active within the community.  They also want parents of disabled children to be parents first – living ordinary lives.

    National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

    NCVO champions the voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society.  NCVO have a diverse community of over 13,000 member organisations – a third of the voluntary sector workforce in England.  They help the voluntary sector thrive by providing expert support and advice.

    Preschool Learning Alliance

    The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.  A registered educational charity, the Alliance represents 14,000 member settings and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

    Reading Advice Network (RAN)

    Reading Advice Network is a membership network of organisations that provides information, advice, guidance and non-statutory services to the Reading Community.  RAN brings together all the voluntary organisations that give information and advice to people who live or work in Reading.

    Awards

    RAN Quality Standard 2017 – Awarded 

    The RAN Quality Standard delivered by Reading Advice Network supports charities to give quality information and advice.  It is designed to enable clients, funders and other organisations to feel confident in the service that Dingley’s Promise delivers.  After all, the right information and advice, given when people are facing a crisis or at their most vulnerable, can transform lives for the better.

    The Quality Standard focuses on various areas, including ensuring client’s needs are at the centre of service delivery and properly supervising service delivery.

    Recognised by Reading Borough Council, the Quality Standard will enable Dingley’s Promise to be part of a strong ‘unified voice’ to help shape service provision in Reading

    Newbury Weekly News Best in Business Awards – Shortlisted 2017

    The Newbury Weekly News is proud to have taken over the responsibility of recognising and celebrating business success in West Berkshire and North Hampshire.  There are nine award categories, each sponsored by a local business with an overall winner in each category receiving the star award at the gala celebration dinner.  We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for an Award in the Charity Category.

    Pride of Reading 2017 – Nominated

    The Pride of Reading awards celebrate exceptional courage, standards and success from individuals and business’ across Reading. The awards are hosted annually by Reading’s very own Chris Tarrant.  The nomination wishes to recognise our “fantastic work” with children who have additional needs and you can read about our nomination here.

    Guardian Public Service Award 2016 – Shortlisted

    Every year the Guardian judges are looking for the very best teams and projects from central and local government, housing, health, social care and the voluntary sector.  They aim to showcase the improvements and innovation underway across UK public services and recognise brilliant ideas, techniques and measurable impact.  We were so proud to have made the shortlist in 2016 and congratulate all the incredible winners.

    The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – Awarded in 2011

    We were delighted to have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2011.  This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.  To meet the criteria a Voluntary Group must

    • provide a service and meets a need for people living in the local community
    • be supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it
    • be run locally
     
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