Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Equality Act 1998 requires Sport Northern Ireland, while carrying out its functions, to have:


  1.  Due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status, sexual orientation, men and women generally, persons with a disability or persons without, and persons with dependants and persons without;
  2.  Regard to the desirability of promoting good relations between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, and racial group.

Public authorities are also required to produce an Equality Scheme which explains how they intend to fulfil these duties. The Equality Scheme Action Plan is the output document of the equality commitments we have made.

Sport Northern Ireland’s Equality Scheme sets out how we intend to comply with these duties, including the screening of policies for equality implications, conducting equality impact assessments, maintaining a register of organisations and individuals with whom we will consult in respect of equality of opportunity.

Download Sport Northern Ireland’s most recent equality-related publications.

Equality Scheme

Disability Action Plan

Annual Section 75 Report

Promoting Fair Play in Sport 

Equal Opportunities Policy 

Policy Screening

Information will be made available on request in accessible formats such as Braille, audio formats and large print. Information will also be provided in minority languages to meet the needs of those who are not fluent in English.

You may also wish to view the Sports Council Equality Group’s (SCEG) Equality in Sport Website. This has been created to provide a wide range of equality-related material to assist all sporting organisations become more equitable and to provide a service to all sectors of the population.

Please contact Sport Northern Ireland should you require additional information or these reports in an alternative format.