Welcome to the liveArgyll sports club and community group accreditation.

Our vision is that our communities and visitors lead richer and more active lives.

The provision of a high quality community organisation network is key to this and our accreditation scheme rewards organisations who are a safe, well organised and an effective club in the local community.

Accreditation is a simple step by step process that has been designed to make it as easy as possible for organisations to gain recognition for the work they do in improving their quality and infrastructure.

Our accreditation is valid for one year, and is open to all community groups and sports clubs who are based in Argyll and Bute.

All groups who achieve liveArgyll’s accreditation will be eligible for:


20% facility booking discount for all liveArgyll pitches, school lets, halls and community centres excluding small meeting rooms.
20% discount on any Child Protection,First Aid and Disability inclusion courses delivered by liveArgyll.
Recognition on the liveArgyll website, and use of liveArgyll Accreditation logo on club branding.
Support from professional staff within the Active Schools and Sport team (sports clubs only).

How do groups become accredited?


Groups should register their intent to become accredited by completing the registration form, and by submitting all the relevant evidence as described in the three sections below, to enquiries@liveargyll.co.uk

Club / Group Management Criteria and Support Documents
CriteriaEvidence RequiredSupporting Documents & Templates
Appropriate Public Liability Insurance (PLI)Insurance certificateScottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Insurance Guidance
Open and non discriminatory constitutionSigned and dated constitution to include the following policies:
Photo and Video Policy
Emergency Procedures
Equity policy
Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
sportscotland Governance Advice
Club holds regular committee meetings
Copy of most recent committee meeting minutes
sportscotland Governance Advice
Affiliation or registration to Governing Body/Organisation
Registered with Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
Affiliation Certificate/Confirmation from awarding bodySports Governing Body Links

OSCR Information
Club holds Annual General Meetings (AGMs)
(Constituted groups only)
Copy of most recent AGM minutesArgyll and Bute TSI AGM Checklist
Club development plan in place
(Sports Clubs Only)
Copy of development plan covering a minimum of 12 monthssportscotland Project Planning Advice
Safeguarding Criteria and Support Documents
CriteriaEvidence RequiredSupporting Documents & Templates
Safeguarding Policy (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)
SBG/NGB recommended Policy or equivalent
NSPCC Advice on Policy Statements
Process in place for PVG checks (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)
PVG Membership numbers for all coaches. Must be no more than three years old
sportscotland PVG guidance
Trained and named Child Protection Officer,

(only for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)
CPO must have attended the Children’s First Child Well Being Protection Officer course or equivalent within the last three years.
sportscotland Child Protection Guidance or equivalent through other organisations such as NSPCC
Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualified group leaders.

(only for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)
All coaches/deliverers attended Children’s First Child Well-Being and Protection in Sport (CWPS) course or equivalent in the last three years. Certificates must be presented.
sportscotland Child Wellbeing and Protection Resources or equivalent through other organisations such as NSPCC
Club consent form for children under 18yrs oldCopy of consent form and data protection proceduresScottish Council for Voluntary Organisations data protection guidance
Risk assessments in place for all activities
Risk assessment form sample
Health and Safety Executive Risk Assessment Guidance
Qualified first aider present at all sessions.

(Sports Clubs Only)
Evidence of first aider having completed one day (minimum) accredited First Aid course within the last three years. Certificates to be presented.
Access to a telephone and first aid kit
Inventory of first aid kit - dated no longer than 6 months ago.
Incident and Accident recording and reporting procedures

(Sports Clubs Only)
Recording and reporting procedures in place for incidents and accidents. Documents and forms presented.
Health and Safety Executive Incident Reporting Guidance
Social Media and Communication Policy

(Sports Clubs Only)
Copy of social media policy
children 1st Guidance
Club or Group is compliant with current Scottish Government guidance on COVID-19.Club or Group to provide details of measures in place to ensure they are adhering to most recent guidance from the Scottish Government
Coaching (Sports Clubs Only) Citeria and Support Documents
Coaching EnvironmentEvidence RequiredSupporting Documents & Templates
Qualified coaches lead all sessionsSports/National Governing Body recognised qualificationsSports Governing Body Links
Code of Conduct for Coaches, Participants and ParentsCopy of each Code of Conduct
Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface Code of Conduct Example
The team at liveArgyll are always on hand to take you through the process, ensuring your organisation can quickly make the most of the benefits. For support or queries regarding the process or filling in the accreditation application, please email enquiries@liveargyll.co.uk , stating “Accreditation” in the email title. For any sports clubs requiring additional assistance to meet any of the criteria, please contact our Community Sports Hub officer by emailing CSHub@LiveArgyll.co.uk Any community groups requiring additional assistance with meeting any of the criteria should contact our partners at Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI) and Argyll and Bute Council’s Community Development Team.

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