SAWN achieve Quality in Action Award

Published date: 
Tuesday, 14th November 2023

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our member organisation, Support and Action for Women's Network (SAWN), who have successfully achieved Action Together's Quality in Action Award!

The Quality in Action Award is a recognised framework for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations working across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside to prove their impact. The award is an independent, local seal of approval which publicly demonstrates commitment to safeguarding, quality assurance and continuous improvement.

SAWN support Black African women in the community to enable them thrive and become independent and confident individuals.

"We are extremely proud of the organisation in achieving this award, we have all worked hard. It has improved our organisational structure and we can work more efficiently. 

It will demonstrate to funders that it has added value to our compliance, that we have a proven track record and that we have everything in place to run the organisation smoothly regarding governance.

You must definitely go for this award as it makes you evaluate and improve your organisation, adding value!

Many thanks to the team at Action Together for always being there when we need help with anything, especially to Ruth for her guidance and patience. We value and appreciate you all." - Audrey and the SAWN team

How can my organisation apply for the Quality in Action Award?

You'll work alongside one of our dedicated Development Officers to meet criteria that ensures your organisation has the right things in place, with practical advice, resources and support to help you develop the policies and procedures that are right for you. The QiAA is free and open to groups of any size. By achieving the award you'll be able to demonstrate to local commissioners, funders, beneficiaries and other stakeholders that you are delivering quality activities and services.

If you would like more information on the Quality in Action Award and how you could work towards achieving it, please contact us:  Tel: 0161 339 2345  Email:

Or alternatively, take a look at our #WednesdaysWeekly information session which explains the award in more detail: