SPORTT provides funding, oversight and guidance to 14 National Sport Organisations (NSOs) NSO’s are the national governing bodies responsible for the sustainable growth and development of their respective sport. They are recognized by the sport’s international governing body as the bona fide representative or local governing body for the sport.
- Track and Field
The relationship with sport is sanctioned by a service level agreement which details the deliverables expected from each NSO that receives government funding.
“The funding of National Sporting Organizations (NSO) by the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT) is guided by the National Sport Policy and the Policy Guidelines on the Disbursement of Grant Funds document. The Service Level Agreement between the NSO and SPORTT dictates the purposes of the funding approved for disbursement and the expected outcomes of this financial support provided to the NSO. This SLA covers outcomes related to:
Administrator and Official Development.
Increasing participation in the sport.
High Performance development and structure.
Through constant monitoring and reference to the SLA, NSO administrators are encouraged to improve the professionalism with which their organisations are run, to ensure a functioning development framework for all facets of their relevant sport, to set and achieve specific performance targets and to aspire to be an example by which other NSOs measure themselves. Achievement of the performance measures as outlined in the SLA allows SPORTT to know that the NSO is progressing towards an ideal and measures exist by which funding accountability not only speaks to balanced spreadsheets, but is also performance based.”
SPORTT invests over 25 million annually in these performance driven sports and is accountable to the Government through the Ministry of Sport.