Our funding for national governing bodies (NGBs) has different objectives depending on the NGB involved. For example, while most are funded to support people who are regularly active, some are also funded to help inactive people into sport and physical activity, while others are funded to support those who are fairly active (meaning they don’t do quite enough activity to meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines).
Across the 49 NGBs we funded during our 2017-2021 strategy period, there were 88 diversity targets split between women and girls, lower socio-economic groups, disability, older people, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBT+.
A key element of these investments is to ensure sustainability for our partners, both by being more efficient with the existing resources available and being able to find funding from a variety of sources.
All the funding awarded since April 2017 followed detailed discussions with each governing body about what contribution they could make to our strategy.
Receipt of funding was also conditional on the organisation meeting the requirements in our Code for Sports Governance.
In 2020, due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we extended funding for existing partners through the 2021/22 financial year.