Department for Culture Media and Sport


We advise Ministers, drive forward sport sector programmes and projects, and work with the sports delivery NDPBs.

DCMS aims to help deliver the key sporting priorities in its Business Plan in partnership with Sport England, UK Sport, UK Anti-Doping and the wider sector. These priorities are focused around creating a sporting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including:

  • encouraging competitive sport in schools through the School Games
  • delivering the mass participation Places, People Play strategy, which was launched on 15 November 2010
  • reforming arm’s length bodies in the sport sector and improving governance arrangements within sporting bodies.