Clackmannanshire Sports Council

Connecting, developing and championing sport and physical activity in Clackmannanshire

Have your say! We would welcome your views on changing our Constitution

The Sports Council AGM will take place on Thursday 30th May at 7pm in Alloa Rugby Club. If you are involved in a club or any sport you are welcome to come along. If you want to join the committee you would be welcome but you can also attend the meeting without the need to join the committee.

At the AGM, we propose firstly to change our name to Clackmannanshire ClubSport.  This will bring us alongside the majority of other former Sports Councils under our ‘national governing body’ – Scottish ClubSport.  It also gives us the opportunity to re-brand, gain extra members and recognises the fact that while our closest partner is, and will continue to be, the Clackmannanshire Council, we are not part of the Council and are not democratically elected in the same manner as Councillors.

Secondly, we propose changing our legal entity to that of a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).   For our members, this does not have a significant impact, but it does ‘behind the scenes’ for those who are trustees.  Some of the advantages are that:

  • For governance and financial propriety, we would be regulated by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
  • We would have a legal personality and can undertake transactions in our own right.
  • The trustees would be free to take all steps and actions in pursuit of our charitable objects as laid out in the constitution.
  • Liability of charity trustees is limited and members are not liable to contribute to the assets if it is wound up.
  • Being a SCIO would widen the opportunities to access funding which is restricted to charitable organisations.

We would like to have an open consultation and welcome your thoughts on the proposals prior to our AGM in May 24.