About the Governance Code for Sport
What is the Governance Code for Sport?
The Governance Code for Sport ("the Code") builds on the work of the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland.
The Government’s National Sports Policy, published in July 2018, tasks Sport Ireland with overseeing a process whereby all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) adopt the Code by the end of 2021.
The Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable (CVC) Organisations in Ireland was a voluntary code provided free to all boards/committees/executives of not-for-profit groups to encourage them to check themselves against best practice in the management of their affairs.
The Code was put together by people with extensive experience in the CVC sector and it takes account of the different types of organisations which exist in the diverse world of volunteering across the country.
In 2019, Sport Ireland took over the Governance Code for Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations as a Governance Code for Sport.
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Sport Ireland will be adding additional resources and supports in the near future.