The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is exploring options to outsource the delivery of its services, either partly or as a whole, they say, to safeguard the long term viability of the institute in a challenging financial climate.
The institute formally secured Chartership status in January 2012, following a complex merger between ISRM and ISPAL, forming a new body tasked with supporting a much broader base, in comparison to its predecessors, of workforce disciplines from across the sport and physical activity sector. In recent months, CIMSPA representatives have been exploring ways of sustaining the institute financially, faced with the challenge of running a membership-based business in difficult economic times.
It will continue to safeguard its independence and deliver against the requirements set out by the Royal Charter.
“Firstly, I would like to reassure members that while we are looking at the options, it remains as ‘business as usual’ at the institute,” said Mark Newey, vice chair of CIMSPA. “There have been some notable successes over the past 18 months,” he stressed.
“However, we must be realistic, when at a time that our traditional membership base within local government is having to look at how it delivers services, we must similarly look at alternative ways of delivering our services more effectively.
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