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'Help for sports clubs & volunteers in Wales'
Useful Links

Useful Links

Below you’ll find links to organisations that offer guidance, information and services which may be useful.

ACASC is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that helps and advises clubs on running (or becoming) a Community Amateur Sports Club.  

Sport and business is explicitly linked. Business Wales can offer sport and community organisations guidance and support,  whether starting, running or growing a sporting organisation, such as a club or enterprise. Information and guidance is delivered online where a wide range of resources and online learning can be found. In addition there is a telephony and live chat service and a network of business advisors pan Wales. You can start to access e-learning on topics such as  planning, finance and marketing today. See more at http://businesswales.gov.wales/

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales. The Unit works with sports organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.

The programme provides funding in areas known as Communities First Clusters to narrow the economic, education/skills and health gaps between the most deprived and more affluent areas. 

WCVA, county voluntary councils (CVCs) and volunteer centres (VCs) are a network of support organisations across Wales that work with charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, trustees and individual volunteers. WCVA works at a national level, while CVCs/VCs work at a local level.

A charity that provides equality and diversity consultancy and training services. They can help develop Strategic Equality Plans and carry out Equality Impact Assessments.

Protecting vital open spaces all across the UK, from sports pitches to children’s playgrounds, bicycle trails to country parks, Fields in Trust makes sure that all kinds of outdoor spaces are safeguarded forever.  

It provides expert training and support through online training, workshops and software. You will find free guidance on their website. 

The IOG is the leading professional organisation for grounds management, recognised by the National Governing Bodies of Sport and the public, private and voluntary sectors for its industry knowledge and technical expertise.

Join In is the nation’s charity for local sports volunteering. It supports the clubs and groups who need volunteers most and promote opportunities for people to lend a hand. They recognise the huge social value created by volunteers with their campaigns.

It challenges perceptions, breaking down barriers & promoting opportunities for LGB and T individuals in sport & physical activity in Wales. Check out and sign up to their charter!

The sports development teams within local authorities work to increase the number of people taking part in sport. They work with a range of partners to create new and further develop existing activities.

Across Wales there are many different national governing bodies of sport (NGBs) who have responsibility for managing their specific sport.

The Sport and Recreation Alliance is a trade association for the governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation in the UK – organisations like The FA, the Rugby Football Union, UK Athletics, the Ramblers and British Rowing.

It supports community sport clubs and groups across the UK that are using the power of sport to tackle the root causes of some of society’s biggest problems such as crime, anti-social behaviour and obesity. It provides free business and financial support and a network of volunteer mentors providing expert consultancy on business issues.

It’s the UK's technical agency for coaching. It supports its partners to recruit, develop and retain the coaches they need. They’re a central source of coaching expertise 

Sports Leaders UK is an independent charity.

Its award and qualifications equip young people with employability skills for life improving motivation, self-esteem, communication, team work and confidence.

Sport Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales. The main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Government, it is responsible for distributing National Lottery funds to both elite and grassroots sport in Wales. It aims to get every child in Wales hooked on sport for life and to create a nation of champions.

StreetGames launched in 2007 to change lives, change communities and change sport. Today, StreetGames helps over 600 community organisations across the UK to take sport to the doorstep in disadvantaged communities.

A youth organisation which offers a wide range of sporting opportunities through the medium of Welsh.

WCVA, county voluntary councils (CVCs) and volunteer centres (VCs) are a network of support organisations across Wales that work with charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, trustees and individual volunteers. WCVA works at a national level, while CVCs/VCs work at a local level.

The WSA is an independent trade body that is passionate about bringing together Wales’ major players in sport. As the gateway to business support services, it empowers its members and reduces costs and increases efficiency through collaboration and shared services. solutions.

The WSA has recently launched an exclusive helpline service for its members and associate members. Sports NGBs, clubs and associated charities can now seek information and advice on a range of core business activities. Running a business in the sports sector can be challenging at times, with so many situations to navigate and opportunities to take advantage of. With the WSA helpline, you are only ever a call away from getting all the expert advice you may need

WSA Helplinehttp://wsa.wales/exclusive-helpline-wsa-members/