Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

Equity & Diversity

July 2019

Think Active is the Active Partnership for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. 

As an unincorporated partnership hosted by Coventry City Council, we therefore  recognise the legal obligations set by the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Framework for Local Government.  As such we are committed to its effective implementation of Coventry City Council’s equality policies through our delivery arrangements, and with regards to awareness raising, training also recruitment of Board members and staff.

Think Active Equity & Diversity policy 2020

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in our workplace

In addition to our compliance with Coventry City Council’s polices and guidance. As a team, we are committed to supporting ourselves and each other to be the best we can possibly be, to be resilient and effective, to contribute to our culture and to live our organisational values.

Accenture’s ‘Inclusion starts with I’ is a thought provoking video that has nudged us as an organisation to consider our attitude towards individuality and to recognise that everyone’s circumstances are different. We recognise this in the partners we work with and in the communities and individuals who we work with to advocate sport and physical activity.

Advisory Board Diversity

Think Active’s Advisory Board is fully committed to recruiting and engaging people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further our organisational aims and objectives.

Think Active has adopted a target of a minimum of 30% of each gender on our Board; and,

Think Active will demonstrate a strong and public commitment to progressing towards achieving gender parity and greater diversity on the board including, but not limited to; Black, Asian, minority ethnic (BAME) diversity, a broad age range and disability.

How we are performing

  1. We are Tier 3 Code of Governance compliant. All requirements around Equity & Diversity are met. This statement will be updated in March 2020.
  2. Advisory Board gender profile: 44% of Advisory Board members are female. 56% of Board members are male. No Board members prefer not to say or identify as any other category at this time.
  3. Investment – 23% of participants supported to become more active through our programmes were female (2019-2020).
  4. Investment – 9% of participants supported to become more active through our programmes reported as having a disability or long term condition (2019-2020).
  5. Investment – 45% of participants supported to become more active through our programmes were BAME (2019-2020).





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