We exist to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and we are the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, since 2007 we have been a fully independent body and a national partner of both Sport England and Sport Scotland.
We have three primary aims
To raise awareness and understanding of the needs of Ethnically Diverse Communities within the sports and health sector, in order to change attitudes and increase participation in sport and physical activity.
Sporting Equals Values
Sporting Equals celebrates five values in our team and in our culture. These run through the DNA of our work. These values are:
Creativity – Finding creative ways to challenge and drive the sport and physical activity sector, and ourselves, to be better.
Energy – To be relentless, to be unwavering in our enthusiasm to drive that change.
Honesty – To speak candidly and transparently so that we can be the best we can be.
Inclusion – Ensuring that all are proactively welcome and have a sense of belonging.
Leadership – Being accountable and autonomous in our every day actions.
Our five outcomes are:
Identifying & Showcasing Talent
Diversifying Sport Sector
Improving Health & Lifestyles
Building Cohesive Communities
Code for Sports Governance
- Sporting Equals Safeguarding Policy.Adults
- Sporting Equals Safeguarding Policy.Children and Vulnerable People
- Sporting Equals Code of Conduct
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is our Head of Governance and Administration who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Report and Accounts
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Sporting Equals takes data protection seriously and is committed to ensuring that your personal information is handled in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We are registered with the Information Commissions Office the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights.
If you have any questions or concerns about data protection please contact our Head of Governance and Administration who can be contacted at email@example.com
Board of Trustees
Sporting Equals is governed by a Board of Trustees who collectively govern and take decisions to ensure the charity fulfils its purpose and remains sustainable. As Sporting Equals is both a charity and company, Sporting Equals’ Trustees are also company Directors (Non-Executive Directors) and therefore beholden to both charity and company law.
Sporting Equals’ Board of Trustees currently includes the Chair, Senior Independent Director and seven other Trustees. Sporting Equals’ Trustees are volunteers who bring valued experience to Sporting Equals from a range of backgrounds. Sporting Equals’ is committed to gender diversity and our current board composition is 33% male and 66% female. Please see ‘Our Team‘ to find out more about our Trustees.
Sporting Equals’ Board of Trustees has three sub-committees where Trustees with specific skills and experience can focus on priority governance areas in more detail (Finance Committee, Audit Committee, HR & Remunerations Committee) and, in addition, Nominations Committee is dealt with by the Full Board.