Setting up and managing a climbing or walking club can throw up many questions. These guidelines for BMC clubs will help answer some of them.
The advice below is intended not to constrain club activities but to help clubs manage their affairs effectively so they can enjoy the established freedoms of the mountains and cliffs and protect them in their natural state for future generations to enjoy.
Each area has a concise document linked to it so please click on the relevant headings below to view the documents:
CASC Participation Update
Club Structures, Club Status
Constitution guidance (PDF), Constitution (MS Word) UPDATED FOR 2017
Data Protection UPDATED FOR 2017
Risk, responsibility, duty of care and liability
FINANCE & FUNDING
Collection of Subscriptions and Other Fees
Funding available for clubs
Booking a Hut
Access and Conservation
MEMBERS - NEW & EXISTING
Club Welcome Pack for New Members
Recruitment and Retention of members
Risk Management when training novice members, Template (MS Word) NEW FOR 2017
YOUNG PEOPLE & FAMILIES IN CLUBS
Child Safeguarding & Child Protection
Club Youth Officer Role
New Club Application Pack
There is lots of information on the Club Matters website including club governance/club status, managing finances, recruitment.
If your club thinks of an area that would benefit from having some guidelines then please let us know.
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