To be clear the loss of influence and reputation, and the effects on the Funded Partners, are by far the larger issues, however….
That is impossible to predict accurately as it would need consultation with the Staff, Exec, NC and others. Having said that we know that we expect £550-680k over the next 3 years (with an additional circa £400K going to our funded partners). While we have not yet decided what all of the £600K will fund, partly because of the uncertainty, we do know that some of that funding is ‘ring fenced’ or planned to fund:
- the development of the BMC Hill Walking strategy.
- some specific roles in the staff; Hill walking, Equity, Clubs & Youth.
- the Youth Climbing (Development) Squad.
All these activities would need to be reviewed and either stopped, reduced and/or funded from elsewhere, with significant impact particularly on our funded partners.