Tier 1 represents the minimum level of mandatory governance requirements in the Code. The requirements in this Tier seek to ensure the protection of public funding through good governance processes, without being unreasonably onerous. UK Sport and Sport England will generally require an organisation to meet Tier 1 of the Code if they are receiving an investment which meets the following criteria: it is granted on a one-off basis (for example, for a specific project which has a fixed end date); and the total amount of funding is typically between £10,0001 and £250,000. Tier 1 of the Code may also apply to organisations at the start of what could become a longer-term partnership. Where further investment follows and the level of funding increases to a higher threshold or the type of relationship the organisation builds with UK Sport or Sport England becomes longer term, then organisations that were initially required to comply with Tier 1 may be required to progress to become compliant with Tier 2 or Tier 3 of the Code. 1For organisations receiving less than £10,000, Sport England and UK Sport will carry out standard due diligence checks.