DCMSOne of CLOA founding principles was to work closely with Government on behalf of culture, tourism and sport public sector services, principally with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport; we aim to strengthen connections with the Department.

Areas that we have worked on together include the overall strategy for the sector's improvement agenda, and from that the Culture and Sport Improvement Tool (CSIT), the Outcomes Framework for Culture and Sport, the Culture and Sport evidence programme CASE and specific issues such as free swimming.  We also respond to key consultations on behalf of the membership.


CASE is the DCMS Culture and Sport evidence programme, which aims to strengthen understanding of how best to deliver culture and sporting opportunities of the highest quality to the widest audience generating the best outcomes for society. The data can be used to support the case for investing in culture and sport. The key resources are:

There are a number of related blogs that give examples of how CASE can be used to evidence of the impacts of engagement in sport and culture here.