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Volunteering at The Yard

17th August 2023

The Standards Commission recently signed up to a Social Impact Pledge, aimed at increasing the social impact of public sector organisations in Scotland.

As part of its pledge, the Standards Commission decided that its staff would give back to the community by spending a day working for a charity. On 16 August 2023, staff spent the day working for The Yard, a Scottish charity, supporting disabled children and young people, and their families, through adventure play. Staff really enjoyed the day and very much hope their contribution made a difference.

More information on The Yard can be found at: More information on the Social Impact Pledge can be found on the Communities Channel Scotland website:

staff working on the fire pit area at The Yard