The Foundation Award of the Local Council Award Scheme is for councils who want to show they meet a set of minimum standards to deliver effectively for their communities.
To meet this award the council demonstrates that it has the required documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice.
The council also has policies for training for its councillors and officers and so has the foundations for improvement and development in place.
The Foundation award allows you to benchmark your performance as well as challenging you to consider your councils continuing development and improvement.
For further information about the Local Council Award Scheme, visit the National Association of Local Council (NALC) website.