Our aim


What have we done?

Independent board review - High Performing Board

In 2018 GreaterSport procured Value Alpha to undertake an external independent assessment on how the board functions. In the final report the concluding remarks were:

“For thirty years I have worked with boards and directors the world over, helping them embed high-quality governance to improve organisational outcomes. GreaterSport's board is the best with which I have worked in all this time - it is astonishingly good, even inspirational. It is not only completely focused on adding value, it succeeds in doing so. And, with a new Chair and CEO in place, it looks set to move to the next level.”

A code for Sports Governance - Highest level of governance

In June 2018 Mike Diaper, Executive Director at Sport England, confirmed that GreaterSport had achieved the highest compliance with ‘A Code for Sports Governance’. In Mike Diaper’s statement he;

“Recognised that this had been a significant undertaking and [I] would like to express sincere thanks for the hard work and engagement of all those involved. I am confident that all the work will be rewarded in the coming years, as the CSP, prove to be even more productive, sustainable and responsible, as a direct result of the changes you have made”

Since achieving this award GreaterSport has been appointed to be the governing body of the following Sport England investments; Moving Forces Programme and the Local Delivery Pilot.

Quest Assessment - Identified as an Excellent ‘Active Partnership’

In November 2018 GreaterSport was the first Active Partnership to be awarded Excellent in Active Communities for County Sports Partnerships! Quest is supported by Sport England and is widely recognised as the leading continuous improvement model designed by the sector, for the sector.
In the report it stated;

“Recent governance and other audits have evidenced that there are robust, transparent and the highest level of governance arrangements in place.”

Unqualified Audit - High quality financial management

GreaterSport is known for its high level of financial management and again had a successful audit with no financial recommendations. Within the audit report it stated:

“In our opinion the financial statements:

  • give a true and fair view of the state of the charitable company’s affairs as at 31 March 2019, and of its incoming resources and application of resources, including its income and expenditure, for the year then ended;
  • have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting

Practice; and

  • have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.”

Slade & Cooper

Statutory Auditors