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A summary of the KeyStone quality award and management toolkit and who can benefit.

KeyStone is a quality award and management toolkit for the people who manage village halls and community buildings. It provides checklists and resources to help you manage your building.

KeyStone is an entirely voluntary quality award and management system that will help strengthen your organisation. Unlike other quality awards it’s been designed specifically for organisations running community facilities like village halls, community centres, youth and heritage centres. It provides comprehensive supporting resources and a mentor to help and encourage you.

Completing the Keystone Award will help you to:

  • ensure you meet all necessary legal and regulatory requirements for running your building
  • organise your files, documents and information to make life easier for you and future committees
  • provide evidence to others that you run a well managed facility
  • secure a long term future for your facility
  • understand  where to go for help
  • have confidence that you’re doing things right

Gaining a KeyStone Award can create positive publicity around your organisation which may make it easier to recruit new volunteers. Funders will see that it is a well-managed organisation increasing the chances of successful support. KeyStone can also help you make the case for a community asset transfer of a building.  Other benefits include discounts on Keegan and Pennykid insurance and the Hallmaster booking system.