GOVERNANCE

Chance to Shine Foundation is an independent registered charity No. 1123385 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales No. 06441426.


Chance to Shine’s Board is made up of independent non-executive Trustee Directors and is chaired by Tim Score.

We believe that transparency, accountability and financial integrity are paramount to instil confidence and trust in what we do. Chance to Shine comply with Code for Sports Governance, which is mandatory for organisations that receive public funding from Sport England.

Chance to Shine Enterprises Ltd is the trading subsidiary of Chance to Shine Foundation and is a company limited by shares registered in England & Wales No. 05108478.

COMMITTEES

Audit and Risk Committee

S. O’Connor (Chair), D. McAllister, D. Abdulkarim, S. Young (Non-trustee independent member), D. Walker

Governance and Remuneration Committee

T. Score (Chair), D. McAllister, S. O’Connor, W. Lawes

Equity, Diversity and inclusion

Chance to Shine’s commitment to reflect, support and celebrate the diversity of the communities where we operate is fully embedded in our purpose – to inspire all young people to play and learn through cricket – and our organisational values: passionate, inclusive, inspiring, ambitious and fun.


Chance to Shine maintains a Diversity Action Plan (DAP) covering Recruitment, Engagement and Progressing Talent from within. This plan contains short, medium and long terms goals and can be found in this section of the website. 

In 2022/23 the charity continued our commitment towards this important piece of work by:

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Launching a Youth Advisory Board who will help steer, advise and shape our work and in particular our offering to children, young people, schools and communities

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Being the first cricket charity to sign the Nujum Sports Muslim Athlete Charter

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Creating an assessment tool to ensure all of our events are as inclusive as possible

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Focused further on evidence-based decision making by completing a gap analysis based on groups who are less likely to take part in cricket to help inform future investment

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Maintaining Board gender diversity to 42% and the Senior Management Team to 50%

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Further our work in our Street Programme to reach 100 new communities in disadvantaged areas with free, year-round community cricket clubs

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Launched an ambassador programme with individuals from diverse backgrounds to help inspire young people

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Appointed a board member as our EDI lead

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Developed an Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging charter - a set of guiding principles for all CTS work and partnerships

Diversity of participation and equality is of huge importance to Chance to Shine. 50% of all participants are girls and 78% of Chance to Shine Street participants are from ethnically diverse communities. Our programmes aim to support all young people to benefit from cricket.

safeguarding

Chance to Shine acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard children and young people within all Chance to Shine activities and are committed to ensuring its safeguarding practices reflect statutory responsibilities, government guidance and comply with best practice and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) requirements.

Read our Safeguarding Children and Young People policy and our Safeguarding Adults Policy.

Whistleblowing

At Chance to Shine we have a strong commitment to building and maintaining a culture of transparency and honesty within our organisation and programmes at all times. We also have a duty of care to all of our workforce, employees and other stakeholders, and we take these responsibilities very seriously. It is for this reason that we encourage you to speak up if you believe that we are not living up to our commitments. We will always protect whistleblowers in our organisation.


Please see our Whistleblowing Policy on how to report a concern.


There are a number of ways to report a concern, outlined in full in our Whistleblowing Policy, including completing an online or PDF form. The Whistleblowing Policy outlines our approach to confidentiality, reviewing concerns and taking action.   

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