In July 2014 we registered as a community interest company, a social enterprise organisation to ensure future sustainability and enable us to grow.
A social enterprise uses business methods to benefit the community, rather than to make private profit. Social enterprises are businesses with social objectives. They charge for some of their services and use any surplus funds to reinvest in the business or in the community.
Funded coaching qualifications for secondary school and college students in return for volunteer hours. Their volunteering enables the partnership to run certain events but it also provides the students with experience and knowledge to become a sports coach in the future. We have employed 7 ex students as either casual coaches or sports partnership core staff.
We have organised large scale Olympic and Commonwealth Games themed events for our primary schools on a biannual basis to encourage non participants to participate in sport. The events have proven that they inspire young people to participate in new sports clubs and competition at school, and in some cases children have even joined community sports clubs as a result.
We are managed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for ensuring that the business operates effectively and that all accounts and reporting information are returned to Companies House annually. A Community Interest Company is limited by guarantee and director liability is limited to £1, minimising the financial risk to any directors on the board.
The Board of directors consists of representatives from:-
Sports Development and School Sport (KSSP Chief Executive)
Primary Education Specialist (KSSP Primary Education Director)
The board is still looking to recruit several other directors that have business, human resource, marketing or secondary education leadership experience. See below for an application pack.