Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill
To support communities to achieve their own goals and aspirations through taking independent action and by having their voices heard in the decisions that affect their area.
The governing bodies of sport are responsible for the governance, development and delivery of their individual sports and provide a formal structure for the over 900,000 individuals in Scotland who are members of one of Scotland’s 13,000 sports clubs. Most of these organisations are run on a not-for-profit basis and are managed by volunteers. They provide coaching, competition and youth participation development opportunities for their local communities and most of the 150,000 people who volunteer in sport do so within the club structure.
The SSA has compiled this response following consultation, as usual, with our member Scottish Governing Bodies (SGBs). We have distilled our findings into twelve main points, which we list below. We are happy to elaborate on any of them: