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Inspire North becomes only charity in Yorkshire to achieve Silver Social Value Award

Leeds-based charity, Inspire North, has become the first and only voluntary sector organisation in Yorkshire to achieve the Social Value Quality Mark Silver Award.

The Quality Mark recognises distinction in values-led business that benefits consumers, communities, and the planet.

Ruth Kettle, CEO at Inspire North, said: “After achieving the Social Value Quality Mark Level 1 Bronze award in 2022, we are delighted to have reached the Level 2 Silver accreditation.

“The Social Value Quality Mark is one of the most rigorously tested standards of its kind in the UK and we are proud to be able to demonstrate that we have laid the foundations for delivering and measuring social value and the impact that we make to the people and communities we support.”

The award is licensed by Social Value Quality Mark CIC – an independent Community Interest Company that exists to uphold the highest standards of values-led business, with evidence reviewed by an independent oversight panel.

Ms Kettle added: “The Silver award is testament to our commitment to making a difference to the lives of those we work with and the communities within which we work.  More than that we want to be able to evidence and account for the difference we make, with a view to doing more and making an even greater positive contribution whether it be financial, social or environmental.”

Inspire North is the parent company of Foundation and Community Links, and provides award-winning services including mental health, housing, criminal justice, domestic abuse, and dementia support across the North of England.

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