Community Spaces funding is based on an outcomes approach. This means that we are interested in how your project will make a difference in your area and to the people who use it.
Outcomes are the changes that happen as a direct result of your project. These changes could make a difference to the environment, to the community or to the people who benefit from the project.
The Community Spaces programme outcomes are:
Example: A project to create a community garden. Outcomes might include increased gardening skills, community cohesion and improvement of the local environment as a result of people putting their skills into practice. These outcomes would therefore fulfil the Community Spaces outcomes of a better local environment, and an increase in people actively involved in a practical environmental project.
Your application will be assessed on your outcomes. To be eligible for a small or medium grant you must meet at least one of the outcomes above. To be eligible for a large or flagship grant you must meet all four of the above outcomes.
For further information about outcomes and guidance on what you should look out for please download the Project Outcomes document.