Leading for Renewal

Inclusive Employers is working with Sport England to deliver a one-year Leading for Renewal Programme open to Sport England funded NGBs, Active Partnerships and other Partners.

Leading for Renewal has been carefully designed to support organisations to thread inclusion into all their core functions and corporate priorities. The programme has been built to support the aspirations of Sport England’s Uniting the Movement strategy and to build the understanding and capacity needed to develop a strong and meaningful Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP).

The Programme (now in its second year) is being offered at no charge and anyone from an eligible organisation can apply for a place. 

There are three separate programme tiers, all delivered virtually, that target different segments of the workforce within your organisation, which can be explored below.

  • Inclusive Leaders

    The Executive (or equivalent) Programme. Get started today.

  • Inclusive Enablers

    The Senior Management Team Programme. Explore how to get involved.

  • Inclusive Influencers

    The Whole Workforce Programme. Learn more now.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Leading for Renewal Programme. Unfortunately, our applications are now closed for 2022.

Please explore the information about the programme tiers, and check back for 2023 updates.


17 January 2022: Applications to the programme open

28 February 2022: Applications close

w/c 7 March 2022:     We will contact individual participants to begin onboarding

17 March 2022:         Onboarding webinar for Lead Contact

w/c 18 April 2022: Programme commences

w/c March 2023:        Programme ends


Feedback from the first year has been incredibly positive with participants reporting substantial increases in their organisation’s commitment to inclusivity and their confidence and competence with respect to the programme learning outcomes:


“The Leading for Renewal programme has been a significant vehicle for change. I would say as an organisation and as an individual, going from unconsciously to consciously putting inclusion on the agenda of everything we do.”


“The single biggest change is that everybody is talking about it and working on it. And I feel much more liberated, empowered and informed, to do it. We’re all on a journey where we’re learning more and more.”


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About Inclusive Employers and Inclusive Sport

Inclusive Employers is the UK’s first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces.

Inclusive Sport is Inclusive Employers’ specialist sports division. We have a successful track record of working with a variety of sports and physical activity organisations. Alongside this, we have industry-leading experts on hand to assist and guide you through your inclusion journey.

As well as delivering the Leading for Renewal Programme, we offer membership, consultancy and training to develop inclusive cultures within sport and ensure that sport and physical activity organisations are welcoming and open to all.