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Diversity and inclusion

Our diversity and inclusion statement:

At Yorkshire Sport Foundation we include everyone, as we believe sport and physical activity is for everyone.

We’re building a culture where difference is valued because we believe diversity drives empathy, a sense of belonging and innovation.

We still have work to do, and we know a diverse team has a positive impact on everything we do and helps us better serve our communities and partners.

We are passionate about reducing inequalities in our communities and providing everyone with an equal opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.

Each of us contributes to this mission – we all have a role to play. For some of us it means finding the courage to stand up and speak out. For others, it means listening with patience and empathy, ensuring everyone feels heard and valued.

For all of us it means asking questions, challenging unfairness and appreciating one another’s contributions to helping the people of South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire lead healthy lives.

Our aim is that we will actively work to try to make our workforce truly representative of all sections of society and those we engage with and everyone feels respected and able to give their best.

Yorkshire Sport Foundation recognises and embraces the benefits of having a diverse Board, and sees increasing diversity at Board level as an essential element to achieve our stated aims and objectives.


Disability Confident Employer

  • Yorkshire Sport Foundation have undertaken and completed the Disability Confident self-assessment
    We are taking all of the core actions to be a Disability Confident employer
    We are offering at least one action to get the right people for our business and at least one action to keep and develop our people.
    In continuing our Disability Confident journey, we are ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
    Read more about us as an employer.

  • In February 2023 we got the Investors in Diversity Award for small charities.

Accessible communications

We recognise that people need to access publications in a range of formats because of their different needs. 

Publications will be designed in recognition of and available in a range of formats for people who: 

  • Are visually impaired 
  • Have a learning impairment such as dyslexia or a learning disability  
  • Have a low standard of literacy 
  • May not have English as their first language 
  • Have any combination of these. 

We follow Plain English guidelines and the advice in Activity Alliance’s Inclusive Communications guide.

You can read more in our Accessible communications and branding guidelines


If you have a comment, query or complaint or to request documents in alternative formats,  you can submit it via the form on the Contact Us page and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Provision for Textphone, Minicom, text enabled phones and hearing loops for meetings  are available on request. 

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