A guide to developing a local outcomes framework for culture and sport

One of the modern challenges to public services is to be able to demonstrate that investment and action are improving people's lives. Culture and sport, perhaps now more than ever before, must demonstrate the contribution the sector makes to better outcomes for individuals, communities and places.

This web resource provides guidance for councils and their partners on how to create a local outcomes framework for culture and sport. This will help you measure and evidence the difference your service makes and its contribution to local priorities. It will also help you make the case for continued investment of public money.

How do I create my own culture and sport outcome framework?

You can decide your own approach to developing your outcomes framework for culture and sport or you can follow the five recommended stages.

Each stage has a step-by-step guide that outlines things to think about and a suggested process to follow.

The guides include links to downloadable templates and examples that may help you and give you ideas. But don't be constrained by them: you can use them as much or as little as you want. What matters is that you find a way to create your own framework that works for you. You need to include what matters in your local area and build an outcomes framework that suits your local needs.