Daisy Chain is proud to announce that it has been selected for inclusion in the Duke of York’s Community Initiative programme.

Only forty-two community groups around the country have been recognized by the scheme, and it means the charity will be able to access additional funding and support as well as being permitted to use the Royal logo as a mark of excellence.

The award will be officially handed over in April. The following month representatives from Daisy Chain will have the opportunity to meet with His Royal Highness The Duke of York at a ceremony at St James’ Palace.

The Community Initiative Award is granted annually to a small number of local organizations after a rigorous and robust scrutiny before being deemed to be: “of real value to the community, well run and an inspiration to others.”

HRH The Duke of York established the scheme in 1998 and it focuses on inspirational community projects.

“We are delighted, and honoured, to achieve this award,” said Graham Barker, Head of Operations. “It gives us particular pleasure because a main element of being selected is to find out from our service users how they feel about being included in the delivery of those services. It is fantastic recognition of the work everyone involved in Daisy Chain puts in.”


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