Our partners, members and associate members

Sport and Recreation Alliance
The Sport and Recreation Alliance, formerly known as the CCPR (Central Council for Physical Recreation) is the national alliance of governing and representative bodies of sport and recreation. Our 280 members – organisations as diverse as The Football Association, British Water Ski and the Ramblers’ Association – represent 150,000 clubs across the UK and some 8 million regular participants.

CCPR provides these organisations with a single, independent voice ensuring that their interests are represented and that they have the skills and capacity to deliver high quality sport and recreation across the country.

Website: www.sportandrecreation.org.uk
Email: info@sportandrecreation.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7976 

Scottish Sports Association
The Scottish Sports Association brings Scottish sports governing bodies and recreation organisations together in a powerful group which strives to make sure that sports policies work in practice.

The SSA works with government, business, the voluntary sector and other key organisations to shape, strengthen and promote sport in Scotland.
The 68 strong membership includes well-known governing bodies such as the Scottish Football Association, Scottish Swimming and Scottish Cycling as well as key organisations such as the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and the Scottish Schoolsport Federation.

Website: www.scottishsportsassociation.org.uk/
Email: mail@info-ssa.org.uk
Telephone: 0131 339 8785

The Federation of Irish Sports
The Federation of Irish Sport was established by the National Governing Bodies of Sport in 2002 to act as representative body for all sporting organisations and to provide an independent voice for sport in the South of Ireland.  

Membership is open to NGBs as well as sporting organisations whose primary purpose is the promotion of sport and/or physical recreation on a non-commercial basis. The membership is currently comprised of in excess of 60 NGBs and a number of Local Sports Partnerships.

The Federation is committed to:-

• Representing the interests of the sporting community to government;
• Raising political awareness as to the benefit of sport as a force for good in our society;
• Influencing the development of effective sports policy; and
• Building the capacity of member organisations through the provision of training and networking opportunities.

Telephone: 00353 (0) 1625 1155

Welsh Sports Association (WSA)
The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) was established in 1972 as an independent body to support and represent the National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of sport and physical recreation in Wales.

It acts in the national and international interests of all Welsh NGBs, from archery to yachting, and is actively involved with its governing body members in promoting a range of initiatives and good practice in areas such as equality and diversity, child protection and risk management.

Website: www.welshsports.org.uk/
Email: victoria.ward@welshsports.org.uk
Telephone:  029 2033 4972

Sports Councils

Sport Northern Ireland
Sport Northern Ireland is currently engaged in developing a new overarching Strategy for the Development of Sport in Northern Ireland, with our sponsoring Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure.  It is therefore the case that the new Strategy for the Development of Sport in Northern Ireland, will further guide SportNI’s Corporate Plan.

Website: www.sportni.net
Email: info@sportni.net
Telephone: 028 9038 3835

The Irish Sports Council
The Irish Sports Council aims to plan, lead and co-ordinate the sustainable development of competitive and recreational sport in Ireland. Our Vision is one where sport contributes to enhancing the quality of Irish life.

Website: www.irishsportscouncil.ie
Email: info@irishsportscouncil.ie
Telephone: + 353-1-8608800

UK Sport
UK Sport is responsible for managing and distributing public investment and is a statutory distributor of funds raised by the National Lottery.

Website: www.uksport.gov.uk
Email: info@uksport.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7211 5100

Sport England
Sport England creates opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play sport in every community

Website: www.sportengland.org
Email: info@sportengland.org
Telephone: 020 7273 1551

Sports Council for Wales
The Sports Council for Wales is the national organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and active lifestyles. It is the main adviser on sporting matters to the Welsh Assembly Government and is responsible for distributing funds from the National Lottery to sport in Wales.

Website: Sports Council for Wales
Email: scw@scw.org.uk
Telephone: 0845 045 0904

Sport Scotland
Sport Scotland are the national agency for sport in Scotland. Sport Scotland put sport first and passionately believe in the benefits of sport, from the enjoyment and sense of achievement that participation brings, to the shared pride that national success generates.

Their mission is to encourage everyone in Scotland to discover and develop their own sporting experience, helping to increase participation and improve performances in Scottish sport.

Website: www.sportscotland.org.uk/
Email: sportscotland.enquiries@sportscotland.org.uk
Telephone: 0141 534 6500

Other Organisations

Mary Peters Trust
The Mary Peters Trust is a charitable Trust established by the late Dr John Moore to commemorate Mary Peter’s outstanding Olympic Gold Medal win. Its purpose is to provide that essential link between those who wish to assist Ulster sport and those individuals with the unique combination of ability and dedication who, with help, can achieve success.
The Trust is the only Province-wide organisation which can assess sporting need and provide help to individuals from all recognized sports. It works alongside the Sport NI and, with the assistance of the Governing Bodies of Sport, makes financial awards towards approved out-of-pocket expenses.

Awards are made under various categories, details of which are contained in Award Categories.
The Trust is the only Province-wide organisation which can assess sporting need and provide help to individuals from all recognized sports. It works alongside the Sport NI and, with the assistance of the Governing Bodies of Sport, makes financial awards towards approved out-of-pocket expenses.

The Trust is the only Province-wide organisation which can assess sporting need and provide help to individuals from all recognized sports. It works alongside the Sport NI and, with the assistance of the Governing Bodies of Sport, makes financial awards towards approved out-of-pocket expenses.

Website: www.marypeterstrust.org
Email: info@marypeterstrust.org
Telephone: 028 9038 3830

Sports Institute for Northern Ireland
The Sports Institute for Northern Ireland is a partnership between Sport NI and the University of Ulster and is based on the Jordanstown campus of the University of Ulster.
The Institute aims to provide specialist services and key facilities for a number of able bodied and disabled athletes.

Website: www.sini.co.uk
Email: info@sini.co.uk
Telephone: 028 9036 8295

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council
The Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) is the lead body for Commonwealth Sport in Northern Ireland. The council is representative of those sports recognised by the Commonwealth Games Federation. We currently have 17 affiliated sports which elect a nine person Board.

The NICGC is primarily tasked with presenting a team at both the Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games. These are the only opportunities available for athletes to compete in a multi-sport event representing Northern Ireland.

Website: www.nicgc.org
028 906 64955

Sport Resolutions UK
Sport Resolutions is the independent dispute resolution service for sport in the United Kingdom, offering arbitration, mediation and tribunal appointment and administration services. Sport Resolutions is also the independent provider of the National Anti-Doping Panel (NADP) and Tribunal Service for sport in the United Kingdom. Sport Resolutions plays a major role in developing and planning dispute resolution services which help to maintain high standards of conduct and fair play both on and off the field.

Website: www.sportresolutions.co.uk
Email: resolve@sportresolutions.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7936 9084

Just Sport Ireland
Just Sport Ireland (“JSI”) is an independent dispute resolution service for Irish Sport offering both a Mediation and Arbitration facility. JSI aims to provide a fair, impartial and efficient resolution of sporting disputes thus helping to ensure justice and fairness in sport. Just Sport Ireland will deal with all disputes arising in a sporting context save for anti-doping and employment issues.

Website: justsport.ie
Email: registrar@justsport.ie
Telephone: 00353 0(1) 625 1155

NICVA is an umbrella organisation, seeking to represent the interests of voluntary and community organisations throughout Northern Ireland. In its role as a voluntary sector development agency, NICVA acts as a catalyst to promote innovation and new approaches to the challenge of social need.

We work for justice, equality and dignity throughout the society by promoting opportunities for community participation in the essential decisions that affect the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

Website: www.nicva.org/
Email: info@nicva.org
Telephone: 028 9087 7777

SkillsActive is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure and Learning. Directed by employers, SkillsActive leads the skills and productivity drive across sport and recreation, health and fitness, outdoors, playwork and caravan industries.

Website: www.skillsactive.com
Email: skills@skillsactive.com
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7632 2000

Volunteer Now
Volunteer Now is the lead organisation which works to promote, develop and support volunteering across Northern Ireland. Our work enhances recognition for the contribution volunteers make, provides access to opportunities, encourages people to volunteer and provides information and support to volunteer involving organisations on volunteer management and safeguarding vulnerable groups.

Email:  info@volunteernow.co.uk
Telephone: 028 902 32020


The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL)
The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is one of 11 Northern Ireland Departments created in 1999 by the Department’s (Northern Ireland) Order 1999.

In Northern Ireland it is the Government Department responsible for arts and creativity, museums, libraries, sport, inland waterways and inland fisheries, linguistic diversity, public records, and for advising on National Lottery distribution.

The Department’s remit includes raising the profile of Northern Ireland culture internationally and funds the post of Cultural Affairs Officer at the Northern Ireland Bureau in Washington DC.
The Department also draws on the expertise of the Education and Training Inspectorate.

Website: www.dcalni.gov.uk/
Email: dcal@dcalni.gov.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 9025 8825