The organisations we fund are set to get a helping hand in improving their governance when a new Sports Governance Academy (SGA) launches in April.
Designed to support, develop and connect people working in the sport and physical activity sector, the SGA will be a hub for those with an interest in governance.
It comes from a partnership between us and the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) and will see a free set of assets made available to all, with additional resources such as training courses offering CIMSPA-recognised (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) accreditation, dedicated networking events and an annual conference on offer to Sport England and UK Sport-funded organisations.
Speaking at the CIMSPA and Quest NBS conference in Derby today, our chief executive Tim Hollingsworth said he was proud of the partnership with CGI and the work it's produced.
“Sport England’s role is to support and enable organisations across the sports sector to be the best that they can be and fulfil their potential to transform lives, people and places for the better,” he said.
“This important support hub will equip people in the sports and physical activity sector grappling with governance, with resources, training and access to a thriving network of like-minded individuals.
“Ultimately it will help all those leading, working and volunteering in sports organisations to embed good governance at all levels, enhance performance and achieve their goals.
“We’re delighted also with the support that CIMSPA is providing by accrediting the training courses that the Academy will be running.”