We think the following information and links will be useful to you whilst developing your projects. As these are third party sites that we have no control over, we cannot verify the content of these (there might be annoying adverts in them, for instance!) and they may not be available in Welsh. 

Transforming Open Spaces Study

Before investing in a transformational community environmental programme the National Lottery Community Fund commissioned some research to help inform how such a programme could work.

Asset-Based Community Development

Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local organisations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, Asset-Based Community Development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.

The National Lottery Community Fund

As the fund closed to applications in March 2016 the funding guides are no longer available to download. If you are a grant recipient and after a copy of one of the guides, please contact your funding officer directly.

Case Studies

We have developed a list of case studies, projects and programmes that can provide learning for projects in the Create your Space programme. They highlight some general principles together with some specific learning.

The Well-being of Future Generations Act

The Welsh Government contributed funding into the Create your Space programme and as such, this funding has to demonstrate how it contributes to the act and its indicators.

Theories of Change

Theory of Change is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that can be used to promote social change. It helps defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions and steps needed to achieve change.