The Welsh Sports Association is delighted that, through its trading arm Vibrant Nation, we will be supporting the implementation of the GLFW programme over the next twelve months.

As per the e-mail that was circulated to beneficiaries, please see our introduction and background to the GLFW. We have embraced the principles within the framework ourselves, and it has been a guiding light to our own transformation as an organisation. Working with governance is not new to the WSA – everything we do is about ensuring our members become more resilient businesses and good governance is the foundation to this.

The second edition of the Framework was recently release by Sport Wales. The Framework retains all of the principles of the original, but the fundamental change in the latest version is its ability to recognise proportionality, with the inclusion of three stages of governance:

  • Foundations of Success

  • Building on Success

  • Sustaining Success

The new Sport Wales strategy defines the organisation’s direction in the coming years and how its funding principles will adapt to reflect that direction. This could provide potential new opportunities for investment, as too will the WSA’s approach to signposting beneficiaries to opportunities for support and funding streams outside of the more traditional sources.

However, unless you are an organisation that can demonstrate good governance practices, these potential funding opportunities will be lost. If you are an organisation looking to grow, develop or stabilise, now is the time to invest energy into ensuring your organisation can capitalise on the growing number of opportunities available to help your organisation achieve its goals.


Embracing good governance provides the foundations for opportunity and growth.


Working Together

We want to ensure that every contact we have with you is meaningful and worthwhile.

Support Sessions
Table Tennis Match
Online resources and templates library
Sports Facility
GLFW Principles - Videos
Lotus Pose
Training & Development
Underwater Dive
Hands on support
Guy on SUP
Strategic Support
Modern Dance Teacher
Sports Equipment
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Getting to know you

In the coming weeks, we will be in touch to talk through your governance progress, plans and aspirations to really understand how we can best help. In addition to this conversation, we will use information collated by Sport Wales to help us accelerate what support will be of most value to your organisation.

Please click here to see the Sport Wales email in respect of sharing information.

A comprehensive list of the beneficiaries eligible to access these services can be found via this link

We have significantly extended the breadth of services available, and by acting as a gateway and leveraging other sources of assistance available to the not-for-profit/social business sector, will maximise the opportunities for all involved.

This section of our website will evolve in the coming months, based on both the revised document and your feedback. In the meantime, to ensure a seamless transition of this programme, the services that are now available to beneficiaries are listed to the right: