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, we announced the code would undergo an immediate joint review, looking at areas where it would benefit from further development – including around equality, diversity and inclusion.
As well as focusing on areas for development, the general review is also looking at other elements of the code and using experiences learned in the years since its launch to influence potential changes.
Lastly, the code is being checked against governance best practice from other sectors, recognising that thinking may have moved on since its publication in 2017.
As of November 2020, in partnership with UK Sport, we were in the final stages of consultation regarding developments to the code and aim to announce these developments early in 2021.
As part of the consultation process, we sought thoughts and input from partners working with us and UK Sport, as well as those who weren’t partners but had significant experience within the field of governance, particularly those working within equality, diversity and inclusion.
We collated these thoughts via a survey and they'll be used to inform the review.
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