DSAuk Articles of Governance
Article 1 – Introduction
Dwarf Sports Association UK is the leading National Disability Sports Organisation providing sport and activity for people with a restricted growth condition.
DSAuk Charitable objects are:
To promote and develop sport for persons of restricted growth regardless of their location, ability, or financial support and in particular the provision of assistance in providing facilities for recreation and other leisure time occupation for the benefit of such persons with the objects of improving their conditions of life in providing support, education and advice where necessary to improve health, wellbeing and nutrition.
Article 2 – DSAuk Management Board
DSAuk is governed by a management board, consisting of a maximum of 12 trustees, who each bring a range of skills and experience to support the association in setting its strategy and in reaching key governance decisions.
The trustees are responsible for the effective performance of DSAuk in achieving their charitable objectives.
Trustees are passionate volunteers who care about DSAuk and recognise the vital contribution and impact the association has on the health and wellbeing of people living with a restricted growth condition.
Trustees are elected for a period of four years in accordance with the Constitution. The trustees currently serving on the DSAuk management board are:
Steve Scott – Chair (Finance Lead)
Krysten Coombs – Vice Chair
Mike Williams (Strategic Lead)
Sally Smith (Governance and Ethics Lead)
Sinead York (Member Services Lead)
Hailey Davidson (currently as an Associate Trustee)
Mike Pope (currently as an Associate Trustee)
A copy of the DSAuk Governance Structure can be downloaded here
Article 3 – Constitution
The DSAuk Constitution provides the trustees with the structure by which the association is governed in the furtherance of its charitable objects and secure its long term direction.
The DSAuk Constitution can be viewed here
Article 4 – Accounts and Annual Report
An annual set of accounts are prepared and independently examined by a chartered accountant, currently David R S Welch FCA, DChA. The accounts and annual trustees report are presented to the members at the AGM (usually held in May) following which they are submitted to the Charity Commission.
A copy of the last prepared annual accounts and trustees report covering the period 1st Jan 2015 to 31st December 2016 can be downloaded here.