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Tier 3 Governance Code

Our board directors and employees strongly believe that we should be operating to the highest standards of corporate governance, equality and transparency.  As part of this we adhere to Sport England’s highest tier of the Code for Sports Governance.

The Code for Sports Governance sets out the levels of transparency, diversity and inclusion, accountability and integrity that are required from those organisations who seek – and are in receipt of – UK Government and National Lottery funding from us and/or UK Sport. 

Launched in 2016, the Code has been applied to more than 4,000 organisations across its three Tiers of funding and has provided a standard framework of governance for a wide and diverse range of national, regional and local bodies, community groups and charities providing sport and physical activity opportunities.

Tier 3 represents the top level of mandatory governance requirements in the Code. The requirements in this Tier seek to ensure high governance standards because of the significant public investment being made. Sport England and UK Sport will look for a formal commitment from organisations to meet requirements within set timescales. 

At the heart of this is our commitment to equality and diversity that is reflected in the Board diversity policy.  We recognise and embrace the benefits of having a diverse Board, and see increasing diversity at Board level as an essential element to achieve our stated aims and objectives. A truly diverse Board will include and make good use of differences in the skills, experience, background, race, gender and other qualities of Trustees. We are committed to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity generally on our Board, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity and disability. 

These differences will be considered in determining the makeup of the Board and be balanced appropriately whenever possible. All Board appointments are made on merit, in the context of the skills and experience required to fulfil its responsibilities.

We make the following documents publicly available as part of our commitment to good governance:

Minutes of Board Meetings

(Published when approved at next meeting)

Policies

Terms of Reference