National governing bodies

Sitting volleyball

Across England there are many different national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) who have responsibility for managing their specific sport. We recognise dozens of  governing bodies and support over a hundred sports in a variety of ways to help them deliver programmes that get more people playing sport.

Between 2013 and 2017, we are investing a total of almost £500 million into 46 NGBs  who have submitted whole sport plans that will create opportunities for more people to play community sport.

All of these governing bodies are experts in their sport and they have developed programmes that address the specific problems that are stopping people from playing. A great example of one of these programmes is Back to Netball which is featured in the video opposite. 

We also provide investment that supports the development of talented athletes in 43 different sports and we fund the elite programmes of netball, squash and women's rugby.

We are keen to help all of the NGBs that we recognise to develop and progress as an organisation, so we provide expertise and services in a range of areas such as governance, commercial partnerships and legal issues. 

Click on the boxes below to find out more about our work with NGBs.