The code, led by us and UK Sport, comes into force on 1 April 2017 – with 57 funded bodies already on course to comply by the end of October.
It marks the biggest step forward in sports governance history, transforming the British sport sector into the best-governed in the world.
Together with UK Sport, we published the code in October 2016. It sets out the standards expected of organisations that ask for funding from the Government or The National Lottery.
Standards that are required include:
- Making sure that organisational Boards act as ultimate decision-makers
- A commitment to greater diversity, including a target of 30% gender diveristy on Boards
- Greater transparency.
If sports bodies are unable to show commitment to the code, they will not receive public money.