Clackmannanshire Sports Council

Connecting, developing and championing sport and physical activity in Clackmannanshire

Our Constitution

The Clackmannanshire Sports Council was established in 1978 to represent the interests of those operating in the voluntary sector of sport and physical activity in the County of Clackmannanshire. We are proud to have been one of the first Sports Councils to have been formed and our national body the Scottish Association of Local Sports Councils (SALSC) was also established in 1978 as the umbrella body for all Sports Councils in Scotland. 

SALSC has evolved and is now called Scottish ClubSport, which seeks to enhance the existing, unique Sports Council structure by implementing modernised frameworks and supporting the new ClubSport format to the existing and new members.  With a membership across Scotland, Scottish ClubSport represents a membership of over 2,500 sports clubs with over 300,000 individual members collectively, across 60+ different sports. Covering the majority of Local Authority areas, the Scottish ClubSport membership is highly varied across Scotland. From the smallest with 15 member clubs to the largest with 270+ member clubs, the landscape of ClubSport networks and Sports Councils is unique to each of the local areas.

At the EGM, 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’.  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 below: