To achieve the primary objectives outlines above, the BMC operates a wide range of work programs, events and policy initiatives, including the financial support for its three charities: the BMC Access & Conservation Trust (ACT), the Mountain Heritage Trust (MHT), and the Land & Property Trust; as well as support for key partner organizations: Mountain Training England, and the Mountain Training Trust. Access and conservation remains one of most highly prioritized specialist programs undertaken by the BMC which takes the form of political engagement, environmental campaigning, climbing site management and local access negotiations for climbers and hill walkers.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2019-20 has had a profound impact upon the outdoor sector across Europe and as the representative governing body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers within the UK, the BMC played an important role in lobbying government policy as a representative for the mountaineering community and in the dissemination of regionally specific interpretive advise on the variable, and often unclear, containment measures in relation to the participation of outdoor activities and access to national parks and climbing venues. During this pandemic the BMC demonstrated its indispensable function in offering advice and guidance to recreational mountaineers within the UK, promptly and prudently responding to the rapidly changing access agreements affected by the COVD-19 containment measures and providing empirically driven guidance and support for policy makers and the professional sector of the outdoor industry.
This statistic displays the income breakdown of the BMC from 2010 to 2019, by source. In 2019, the BMC generated approximately 5.4 million British pounds of income, the largest share of which was directly from membership subscriptions of which 1.7 million British pounds of income was derived from individual membership subscriptions and 348 thousand British pounds of income was derived from club and associate membership subscriptions. More information about sport associations in the UK can be found in the Dossier: Sport associations in the United Kingdom.