Source: Sport England 02.07.21
Changes to strengthen the Code for Sports Governance have been confirmed after an extensive consultation involving hundreds of organisations. The revised approach is primarily focused on ensuring bodies in receipt of substantial public funding from Sport England or UK Sport have a detailed and ambitious diversity and inclusion action plan to increase diversity on their boards and senior leadership teams, as well as across their wider organisations.
The requirement to set plans, and publish them, focusing on organisations as a whole, will encourage transparency about where organisations are making progress and where they’re falling behind.
Launched in 2016 by Sport England and UK Sport to drive improvement across all areas of governance, the Code has been applied to over 4,000 organisations who receive government or National Lottery funding from either organisation.