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UK Sport – A code for Sports Governance

Please take the time to read the brief summary of mandatory requirements for organisations seeking public funding. Please comment on where BC falls short.

Link to UK Sport – A Code of Governance

UK Sport state, 'Organisations seeking public funding for sport and physical activity must meet new gold standards of governance considered to be among the most advanced in the world.'

'Unlike most other Governance Codes, this is a mandatory set of Requirements for those organisations seeking public funding, as required by the Government in its 2015 strategy Sporting Future. We do however fully recognise that the Code must be flexible.'

  1. Structure
    Organisations shall have a clear and appropriate governance structure, led by a Board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the organisation and exclusively vested with the power to lead it. The Board shall be properly constituted, and shall operate effectively.

  2. People
    Organisations shall recruit and engage people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals.

  3. Communication
    Organisations shall be transparent and accountable, engaging effectively with stakeholders and nurturing internal democracy.

  4. Standards and Conduct
    Organisations shall uphold high standards of integrity, and engage in regular and effective evaluation to drive continuous improvement.

  5. Policies and Processes
    Organisations shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, undertake responsible financial strategic planning, and have appropriate controls and risk management procedures.

UK Sport – A code for Sports Governance
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