Complying with Sport England’s Code for Sports Governance

We advised UK Deaf Sport on corporate governance and charity law issues.

Charities, Sports

What happened?

UK Deaf Sport (UKDS) is a charity that aims to enable deaf people to reach their full potential in sport.  They work to increase opportunities by working in partnership with key organisations to create sporting opportunities from grassroots to the elite level of sports.

UKDS wanted to make changes to it Articles to comply with Sport England’s Code for Sports Governance.

How did we help?

We drafted a fresh set of articles of association for UKDS, giving them an up to date constitution that incorporated changes required by Sport England. We also got Charity Commission consent for the regulated alterations and helped with the wording of resolutions.

“The support UK Deaf Sport obtained from Bates Wells was invaluable and our key contacts there Thea and Ben were really supportive and clear in their communication throughout the whole process. I am really pleased with the outcome and that the organisation can now move forward with updated articles which reflect modern day practices and are also compliant with Sport England Code of Governance”

Valerie Copenhagen

Head of Participation – UK Deaf Sport