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Governing and leading your organisation

Good governance helps your organisation to run smoothly with the right structures in place.

This helps members understand roles and responsibilities and shows potential funders that your club is well-run, inclusive and financially sound.

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Our officers will support your club on a range of topics to help you operate more effectively.

There are many benefits to having the right legal structure. We can help you choose a legal status that best suits your club. Our team can talk you through the options.

These include:

  • Unincorporated Organisation
  • Limited Company
  • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)
  • Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC)

There are several policies you should have in place to make sure your club runs effectively.

These include:

  • Codes of conduct for club coaches, members, volunteers and parents/carers.
  • Grievance – a process on how your club handles issues or complaints.
  • Child and vulnerable adult protection.
  • Constitution and terms of reference.
  • Equality policy to make your club accessible to all.

Having good management processes helps people feel involved and confident in their roles. They also allow your club to deliver a full range of activities for all.

We can support your club with:

  • How to conduct meetings, set agendas and take minutes
  • Roles for key committee positions
  • What you should cover at an AGM
  • Succession plan for key roles
  • Sub-groups for club projects

Club development plans help your club to achieve its vision. It allows you to identify any gaps and prepare for the future.

A development plan will assist in all areas of club delivery. This ranges from:

  • Coaching and volunteering to competition and community projects
  • Financial projections, what you need to enable the club to function
  • The future of your club - where do you want it to be in one, three or five years' time?

Children, young people and some vulnerable adults face risks in all aspects of life, and sport is no different. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

Make sure club members, volunteers, parents and carers are familiar with relevant safeguarding policies and procedures. We are here to help your club ensure it is a safe, inclusive and fun environment for all.