Perth & Kinross Accredited Club Excellence Scheme

If you would like further information on PACES, please contact:

Live Active Leisure Perth 
Company Head Office
Caledonia House
Hay Street

Tel: 01738 454600 or email

Live Active Website

Criteria / Benefits

Foundation Level Criteria

Evidence of the following to a satisfactory level is required (documents can either be stand alone or incorporated into a larger document)

  • Affiliation to Perth & Kinross Sports Council or National Governing Body
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Child Protection Policy / Procedures (including Vulnerable Adults if applicable)
  • Child Protection Officer training
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Disciplinary Procedure
  • Recruitment Procedure
  • Disclosure checking process
  • Risk Assessment Procedure
  • Bank account
  • Coaching qualifications
  • First Aider / access to First Aider
  • Minimum of 1 hour per week of sports provision (children)
  • Engagement with local Community Sports Partnership

Your Sports Development Officer will check over all the documentation and make recommendations if necessary for quality improvement. Templates of standard policies and procedures are also available if required.

As a Foundation Level PACES club, you will benefit from:

  • Free Sports Coach UK workshops
  • free Emergency 1st Aid training
  • free Positive Coaching workshops
  • promotion on Perth & Kinross Council website / other promotional materials
  • invitation to Perth & Kinross Sports Awards evening

Community Level Criteria

  • Evidence of an Annual Action Plan
  • Nominations submitted for all possible Perth & Kinross Sports Council awards
  • Minimum of 2-4 hours per week of sporting provision (children) and / or signposting to similar local opportunities in Perth & Kinross
  • Signposting for Sport & Active Recreation Service opportunities e.g. summer holiday programmes
  • Attendance at Progressing Your Club evenings organised by local Community Sports Partnerships

Your Sports Development Officer can help you to develop an action plan and standard templates are available if required.

As a Community Level PACES club, you will benefit from:

  • Dedicated Sports Development Officer time to help with funding applications
  • guaranteed short work placement for a young person from the club with the Sports Development Team (duration / format to be determined with club)

Development Level Criteria

  • Evidence of a 3 year Development Plan including Succession Planning
  • Actively contributing to objectives of Sport & Active Recreation Framework 2011-2015 and specifically to Objective 3 (widening participation to Girls & Women)
  • Evidence of effective and robust school-club links
  • Evidence of equitable practice

Your Sports Development Officer can help you to develop a development plan and standard templates are available if required.

As a Development Level PACES club, you will benefit from:

  • dedicated Sports Development Officer time to assist with application for charitable / SCIO status or any other status as determined by the club
  • in-house training / coach education organised (and associated funding)

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