The Equality Standard for Sport (The Standard) is a framework and vehicle for widening access and increasing the participation and involvement in sport and physical activity from under represented individuals, groups and communities, especially women and girls, ethnic minority groups and disabled people. It will assist sports organisations in developing equality-proofed policies, structures and processes and will allow for performance to be assessed, ensuring continuous improvement in equality.
The Standard is a collaboration of the four Home Country Sports Councils and UK Sport, and is supported by the Central Council of Physical Recreation, the Women's Sports Foundation, the English Federation of Disability Sport and Sporting Equals. Progress through The Standard is a mandatory condition within the national funding agreements involving Sport England, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport and national and regional sports organisations in England. UK Sport has linked progress along the Standard with minimum governance expectations of those NGBs with a UK wide remit.
For a summary of the National Governing Body Equality Standard for Sport please go to
For the full document of the National Governing Body Equality Standard for Sport please go to
For the equality trainers database please go to
For the media release on the launch of the National Governing Body Equality Standard for Sport please go to
For further details please contact
Aj Sharma - Consultant - National Development Manager - Standards. Based at the Sporting Equals offices - 3rd Floor, Lancaster House, 67 Newhall St, Birmingham B3 1NA.
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