Chance to Shine’s commitment to reflect, support and celebrate the diversity of the communities where we operate is fully embedded in our purpose – to inspire all young people to play and learn through cricket - and our organisational values: passionate, inclusive, inspiring, ambitious and fun.

Chance to Shine maintains a Diversity Action Plan (DAP) covering Recruitment, Engagement and Progressing Talent from within. This plan contains short, medium and long terms goals and can be found in this section of the website. 

In 2021/22 the charity continued our commitment towards this important piece of work by: 

  • Developing and beginning to implement an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion strategy to complement and enhance the Charity’s existing strategic direction.
  • Establishment of an EDI steering group to help guide CTS’s EDI and strategy work. This a pan-organisation internal group representative of every department
  • Introducing a new inclusive recruitment tool Pinpoint which supports blind recruitment and other aspects such as helping to broaden job advert reach in order to diversity recruitment pools.
  • Partnering with Unleashed an inclusivity and EDI consultancy to help deliver EDI training to 385 CTS coaches nationwide.
  • Maintaining Board gender diversity to 42% and the Senior Management Team to 50%
  • Undertaking an anti-racism assessment which took a view on Plan4Sport’s report into racism in Scotland and used the criteria to hold a mirror up to CTS. It was an overall positive reflection, with areas for improvement identified such as; appointing a CTS trustee as Board EDI Champion and enhancing our whistleblowing communications to be clear this includes reporting incidents of racism.
  • Working with the Independent Commission into Equity in Cricket to submit written and verbal reports as part of their call for evidence.

Diversity of participation and equality is of huge importance to Chance to Shine. 51% of all participants are girls and 79% of Chance to Shine Street participants are from ethnically diverse communities. Our programmes aim to support all young people to benefit from cricket.

Our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Our Charter for Muslim Inclusion