Our aim

GreaterSport is committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance and financial management


Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success. It enables and supports a charity’s compliance with the law and relevant regulations. It also promotes a culture in which everything works towards fulfilling the charity’s vision.

What have we done?


GreaterSport was the first Active Partnership to be awarded ‘Excellent’ in the Quest assessment in 2018 : recognised as the leading continuous improvement model for our sector. To follow this, and as part of Sport England’s Performance Management and Improvement Framework, Quest conducted an improvement workshop in July 2020. They found our strengths were as follows, based on the evidence we provided:

  • We have a strong focus, across all work areas, on continuous improvement and learning
  • We have a compelling vision and have identified improvement priorities to support our progress towards achieving it
  • We involve our board, team, and partners in owning and supporting the continuous improvement and learning journey
  • Our new ways of working make progress and improvements contribute to the achievement of our strategy.

Code of Governance

We continue to ensure that we meet the requirements of the UK Sport/Sport England Code of Governance by adhering to the five principles of good governance.


GreaterSport are currently undergoing an external audit of our end of year accounts and will publish the results when we receive the outcome.

Case study: Continuous improvement

Continuous improvement is extremely important to us. Therefore, throughout the year, we have engaged in regular and effective evaluation with our board members, staff and partners.

Some key highlights include:


  • 100% of trustees feel that they make a difference in the organisation and live by its values passion, integrity and purpose)
  • 90% of trustees rated the board composition as excellent, that it is well-balanced and has continued to diversify
  • 100% of trustees rated the board’s knowledge of the work of GreaterSport as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’
  • 90% of trustees stated that the process for attracting and selecting new trustees was ‘excellent’.
  • Staff

  • 86% of staff agree that GreaterSport is a great company to work for
  • 96% of staff ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ that GreaterSport gives them the opportunities to learn and grow
  • 100% of staff ‘strongly agree’ or ‘agree’ that they are supported to work flexibly to achieve the outcomes of their role.
  • Stakeholders

  • NPS score of 53% amongst our partners.
  • With the following being where we add the most value:

  • Our way of working: honesty, openness, collaborative, approachable, responsive, trusted, strong leadership, advocacy, knowledgeable, innovative
  • Our GM system approach: links to networks, connections of partners, collective shared purpose
  • Our information: sharing information and opportunities, data and insight/intelligence, learning together.

Further details

For more information on our governance please contact matts@greatersport.co.uk.