19/10/2020- Covid 19

BF plans to respond to DCMS Call for Evidence on Sport in our Communities

BF invites members and clubs to share their views with us on the impact of coronavirus on fencing in our communities 

BF invites members and clubs to share their views with BF to help us strengthen our formal response to the DCMS Committee’s invitation for written submissions. Deadline for submission to BF is 12 noon 9th November.

Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] with ‘Sport in Our Communities Call for Evidence’ in the subject title.

Members and Clubs are also able to respond directly to DCMS.



“The Committee is seeking views on sport in our communities by Monday 16 November. The financial viability of community sports clubs is in doubt, with the future of many at risk even before the pandemic. The DCMS Committee wants to identify specific actions the Government can take to guarantee the future survival of the community sports sector. The Committee is looking into sports governance, funding and the case for elite professional sports to support the lower leagues and grassroots.

Terms of Reference:

The DCMS Committee is inviting written submissions on sport in our communities by Friday 16 November that address the following areas:

  • Are current sports governance models fit for purpose?
    • At what level of sport should the government consider spending public money?
  • What are the biggest risks to the long-term viability of grassroots sport?
    • What key measures could the Government introduce to increase the resilience of sports clubs and venues?
  • To what extent should elite professional sports support the lower leagues and grassroots?
    • How should the Government make this happen?


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