Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

Governance & The Board

As a recipient of Sport England funding, Think Active is required to comply with the UK Code of Governance (Tier 3) which includes publicly disclosing information on our governance, structure, strategy and financial position. More information and links to this information and supporting documents can be found in the sections below.

Think Active’s Governance Statement is available by request and will appear here shortly.

Think Active is committed to serving and reflecting the communities we serve. In order to do this we are committed to ensuring that the organisation’s Governance & Leadership are fit for purpose and appropriately skilled, experienced and diverse. Find out more in our Equality & Diversity section below.

Think Active is led by its Advisory Board. The Board is the strategic mind of the organisation and in partnership with Coventry City Council is the organisation’s decision making body.

The Advisory Board is made up of between 10-12 members. Members serve on a voluntary basis, receiving no remuneration (other than expenses). These Board members have been recruited as part of of an organisational improvement plan dating from 2018 and are in post based on their skills and experience.


Terms of Reference

Think Active is hosted by Coventry City Council.

The Active Partnership operates under the leadership & guidance of an Advisory Board (find out more about the Board here)

The Terms of Reference (approved Jan 2018) can be found here

Audit & Governance Committee – Terms of Reference

The Think Active Audit & Governance Committee is made up of:

Denise Finney (Chair)

Val Birchall (Representing Coventry City Council – Host)

Graham Nicoll (Advisory Board member)

and is supported by the Think Active Director


Think Active Board information

To find out more about the Think Active Advisory Board click here

All Board members are required to complete a declaration of good character.

As part of the recruitment, Board members complete an Induction here 

Role Descriptions for the following posts:


Senior Independent Director

Think Active Board member

Audit & Governance Committee Chair

Think Active Audited Accounts

Think Active’s accounts sit within Coventry City Council and all procedures are informed by and comply with Coventry City Council.

Annual accounts are audited by Coventry City Council.

The most recent accounts (formerly CSW Sport) can be found here


Equality & Diversity

Think Active is the Active Partnership for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.
As an unincorporated partnership hosted by Coventry City Council, we 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.

Equality & Diversity Policy (April 2018) here

Diversity Policy, Action Plan & Statement (June 2018) here


Risk Policy & Statement

Think Active Risk Policy & Statement (April 2018) here





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