Major Events governance resources

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In conjunction with the Major Events Governance Guidance recommendations, UK Sport are pleased to provide practical support in the form of templates to enable quicker and easier implementation of this best practice.

These resources are those referenced within the guidance, and are available for you to use to help form your own governance documents. All events will be different however, and there is no ‘one size fits all’, so it is recommended you give careful consideration to your specific circumstances when using these resources.  

For further support or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Major Events Business Manager on Major.events@uksport.gov.uk

Major Events Governance Guidance

A Code for Sports Governance



Section one: Selecting an event business structure

SPV company set up

Major events SPV guidance

Section two: What does this mean for you?

Major events application process

Application form - governance appendix

Section three: Event governance guidance

Articles of Association guidance

Terms of Reference template

Code of conduct for board members of public bodies

Example conflict of interest template

Example job description template - Chair (1)

Example job description template - Chair (2)

Example job description template - NED (1)

Example job description template - NED (2)

Example fit and proper person declaration 

Skills matrix template

Example delegated authorities for budgetary expenditure 

Event milestone tracker template

Event risk register template

Example anti-corruption and bribery policy

Example health and safety policy

Example whistle-blowing policy 

Example summary of board minutes (1)

Example summary of board minutes (2)

Example summary of board minutes (3)

Disclaimer: These resources are provided by UK Sport to you ‘as is’ and UK Sport makes no representations or warranties to you of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the documents or the information, content or materials included. Any legal information or example documents provided are for example purposes only and may not be suitable to your circumstances and should not be considered to be a substitute for the advice of a lawyer or other appropriately qualified professional. UK Sport is not responsible for any loss, damage or cost resulting from any decisions that are made in reliance on these resources, including legal, compliance and/or risk management decisions. You agree that you use these resources entirely at your own risk in these respects.

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