UK Sport publishes its annual report

From UK Sport
UK Sport has published its Annual Report for the year ending 31 March 2010.

In addition to outlining UK Sport’s strategy and delivery management, it also marks the progress made against the key performance indicators underpinning its Funding Agreement with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The 2009-2010 financial year saw some significant changes to UK Sport’s operating environment as well as further performance success, with Olympic and Paralympic performance medal targets met and the Mission 2012 process firmly established.

In addition to Lottery and Exchequer funding, ‘Team 2012’ was launched in 2009 with Visa as the Presenting Partner, offering a third income stream for British athletes from the private sector. This initial announcement led to a further £6.5m being made available for investment in the World Class Performance Programme in the 2009/13 period.

Furthermore, UK Sport’s Drug-Free Sport team moved to a stand-alone body – UK Anti-Doping – in December, following a recommendation by the UK Sport board in 2007.

The Accounts section of this report is separated into two distinct areas in line with statutory requirements; Grant-in-Aid Accounts and Lottery Distribution Fund Accounts. The former also includes information on the English Institute of Sport.

For more information, and to download the report in full, click here

□ UK Sport is the longest standing lead sponsor of the Sports Journalists’ Association, with a partnership that goes back more than a decade.

UK Sport supports the SJA’s two prestigious annual awards events, including the presentation of a special UK Sport Award for excellence at the SJA’s British Sports Awards.

The SJA Annual Sports Awards are the longest established of their kind in the United Kingdom, having been first staged in 1949.