In 2016, Sport England and UK Sport launched ‘A Code for Sports Governance’ to drive improvement across all areas of governance. To date, the Code has been applied to over 4,000 partners in receipt of Government and/or National Lottery funding from their organisations and has had a significant impact in helping to improve the standard of governance across both sports and non-sports organisations. The Code has supported improvements in decision-making structures, Board diversity (particularly in the area of women on Boards), transparency, accountability and financial integrity across the sector and organisations have done commendable work to reach this level. The Code itself has provided a template for improving sports governance, with several nations across the world drawing on its principles and framework.
Below are some links of Sport England documents explaining what the code is and the different levelsA Code For Sports Governance A Code For Sports Governance – Tier 1 Diverity in sport governance survey report