The Code isn’t a barrier to organisations obtaining public funding. Indeed, many of the requirements build on things already being done within the sector.
It also includes clear guidance to help organisations meet the requirements and raise standards. We'll support organisations to achieve the standards.
In July 2020, along with UK Sport, we announced that the Code for Sports Governance was to undergo a formal review to look at areas where it would benefit from further development, including around equality, diversity and inclusion.
This review process has involved a wide and inclusive consultation to ensure the experiences of both current partners and other organisations involved in improving governance, diversity and inclusion contributed to the shaping of the revised code.
We thank all of our partners for their contributions to the consultation phase and their help in shaping the future of the Code – not least given it took place against the backdrop of the challenges faced in dealing with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
In July 2021, we and UK Sport announced changes to strengthen the Code: