Governance and Reporting

We value the trust of our donors, charity partners and corporate supporters. We hold ourselves and our partners to the highest standards.

United Way Global Standards

Every year, United Ways around the world conduct a Global Standard of Excellence self-assessment of governance, financial management and impact in the community.

These standards were developed collectively in 2006 by more than 100 volunteers and professional leaders across 31 countries. They describe a path towards excellence, and define the essence and key characteristics of a United Way.

United Way United Kingdom integrates these standards into strategic planning, and uses them as guideposts for evaluating organisational performance.


Funding Others

We are equaly rigorous when it comes to working with other organisations. We ensure that 100% of donations given to us through 'Give Local' are spent within the community in which they were raised, in partnership with effective and efficient small charities whom we put through a due diligence process.