How will a local outcomes framework help me?

A local outcomes framework will help you show clearly the links between culture and sport activities and the achievement of better outcomes in your area.

This guide includes example outcomes frameworks that suggest how culture and sport activities may contribute to better outcomes for:

  • children and young people
  • the economy
  • the environment
  • health and wellbeing
  • older people
  • safer communities
  • strong communities.

A further example gives suggestions of how culture and sport activities may contribute to better outcomes across a number of policy themes.

Local outcomes framework examples

The examples are there to give you ideas, not to constrain you. What is important is that you link culture and sport activities to the priorities and outcomes relevant to your own area.

Creating an outcomes framework for culture and sport that does this will help you:

  • measure and evidence the contribution culture and sport make to better outcomes in areas of policy that matter most locally
  • communicate to opinion formers and decision makers the value of culture and sport to individuals, communities and places
  • explain why public money should be invested in your service and inform advocacy that makes the case for continued or new investment in culture and sport
  • strengthen collaborative working and partnerships by demonstrating to other organisations the benefits of working with you
  • engage with the commissioning process, for example, by influencing commissioners or supporting culture and sport organisations in bidding for commissions
  • focus business and service planning on the priorities for your area
  • promote improvement by identifying what works in delivering better outcomes.

You can develop and use your outcomes framework alongside a range of performance improvement tools and techniques.



27 June 2012

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