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.


Audit and Risk Committee

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

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 2021/22 the charity continued our commitment towards this important piece of work by: 


Developing and beginning to implement an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion strategy to complement and enhance the Charity’s existing strategic direction.


Establishment of an EDI steering group to help guide CTS’s EDI and strategy work. This a pan-organisation internal group representative of every department


Introducing an inclusive recruitment tool Pinpoint which supports blind recruitment and other aspects such as helping to broaden job advert reach in order to diversity recruitment pools.


Partnering with Unleashed an inclusivity and EDI consultancy to help deliver EDI training to 385 CTS coaches nationwide.


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


Undertaking an anti-racism assessment which took a view on Plan4Sport’s report into racism in Scotland and used the criteria to hold a mirror up to CTS. It was an overall positive reflection, with areas for improvement identified such as; appointing a CTS trustee as Board EDI Champion and enhancing our whistleblowing communications to be clear this includes reporting incidents of racism.


Working with the Independent Commission into Equity in Cricket to submit written and verbal reports as part of their call for evidence.

Diversity of participation and equality is of huge importance to Chance to Shine. 51% of all participants are girls and 79% of Chance to Shine Street participants are from ethnically diverse communities. Our programmes aim to support all young people to benefit from cricket.


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.


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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