Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ATH/SC/1/8
TitleMinutes and papers: 1973-1979 and 1988-2001
Extent72 files
DescriptionExtensive sequence of loose administrative papers relating to the work of The Sports Council between 1973 and 2001. Includes minutes and meeting papers; memorandums; correspondence and copy correspondence; reports of working parties; business and corporate plans; and financial management papers.

Throughout this period meetings appear to be held monthly. Council members comprised Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Members, Department of National Heritage, Observers, Director General, Director of National Services, Director of Regional Services, Director of National Centres, Director of Finance, Director of Management Services and Secretary. Issues discussed include grant allocations, doping controls, Commonwealth and Olympic Games alongside wider issues relating to recreation and recreation management across the United Kingdom.

In addition to papers of The Sports Council, these files include papers relating to various committees reporting to the Council. These include the British Affairs Committee; Management Committee; Sports Development Committee; Facilities Committee; Finance Committee; and Information Research Committee.

Papers covering 1973 to 1975 include items concerning the work of the National Documentation Centre for Sport, Physical Education and Recreation alongside some reports concerning grant aid. Some papers dated 1994 to 1995 relate to a proposed restructuring of The Sports Council. Later papers, covering 1997 to 2001 include extensive paperwork relating to applications made to the National Lottery Sports Fund.

Although the minute sequence primarily covers 1973-2001, there are some earlier consultation papers and reports included in the files.
Access StatusOpen