Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire

Think Active Governance & compliance

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 are committed throughout the organisation to ensuring we operate to the highest standards of governance and in doing so comply with all requirements of a Tier Three organisation. To achieve this we adopt the 5 principles of good governance.

1. Structure

That we have a clear and appropriate governance structure, led by a properly constituted Board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the organisation and exclusively vested with the power to lead it.

2. People

That we recruit and engage people with appropriate diversity, independence, skills, experience and knowledge to take effective decisions that further the organisation’s goals.

3. Communication

That we are transparent and accountable, engaging effectively with stakeholders and nurturing internal democracy.

4. Standards and Conduct

That we uphold high standards of integrity, and engage in regular and effective evaluation to drive continuous improvement.

5. Policies and Processes

That we comply with all applicable laws and regulations, undertake responsible financial strategic planning, and have appropriate controls and risk management procedures.

Think Active’s Governance Statement is available Think Active Governance Statement.


Terms of Reference

Think Active is an Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Charity Number 1193957.

The Active Partnership operates under the leadership & guidance of a Board of Trustees.

The Think Active  Terms of Reference can be found here

The Board of Trustees

The Board is the strategic mind of the organisation and is the organisation’s ultimate accountable and decision-making body.

Our Board is made up of between seven and twelve members, who serve on a voluntary basis, receiving no remuneration (other than reasonable expenses).Our Board members bring a wide-range of skills, experience and knowledge, ensuring that the organisation is governed effectively.  All Board members complete a Trustee-Declaration-of-Good-Character and sign up to a Trustee-Code-of-Conduct.

You can meet the Board here

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 Audited Accounts

Think Active CSWs annual audited accounts will be published on the website after March 2022.

Think Active CSW accounts will comply with legal requirements and recognised accounting standards, give specific disclosure of income received from public investors and clearly account for the expenditure of such funding and will be audited.

The Charitable Independent Organisation started trading on 1 August 2021. Our finances from the period April 1 2021 – 31 July 2021 were done by Coventry City Council (our host).

Year 2020/21 prepared as part of Coventry City Council’s accounts.

Year 2019/20 prepared as part of Coventry City Council’s accounts

Year 2018/19 prepared as part of Coventry City Council’s accounts

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

As the Active Partnership for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire we recognise both the legal and moral obligations set by the Equality Act 2010 and our own ongoing commitment to operate fairly and equitably and to challenge discrimination of all forms.  As such we are committed to the effective implementation of our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategies and action plans throughout our operation, and with regards to awareness raising and the training, development and recruitment of Board members and team.

Equity Diversity and Inclusion policy (April 2021) is available here

Think Active CSW Diversity Policy Action Plan and Statement (July 2021) is available here

Risk Policy & Statement

We openly and publicly disclose information in accordance with our code of governance compliance.

Think Active will maintain robust risk management and internal control systems, and review the effectiveness of these at least annually as per the risk management strategy.

The Think Active risk management plan is based on guidance from the Charity Commission and includes risks associated with:

  • Strategic risk
  • Operational risks
  • Financial risks
  • Reputational risk
  • Legal & compliance

The matrix lays out a philosophy of risk management based on identifying levels of risk, and establishing an appropriate organisational response to risks falling within each level. The placement of each risk within the risk map is calculated by multiplying the Impact of risk score (1-5) and the Likelihood score (1-5) to give an overall risk score. The detail for each risk is contained in the risk management plan, which can be downloaded here Risk Management strategy.


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