Outcomes for culture, arts and sport

  • enhancing opportunities for children and young people
  • strengthening the local economy and regenerating localities;
  • enhancing the quality of the environment and promoting sustainability;
  • supporting older people and independent living;
  • promoting safer, stronger and more resilient communities;
  • cultivating diversity;
  • promoting community engagement, participation in civic life and inclusion
  • improving health and wellbeing; and
  • promoting lifelong learning.

In 2010 the Local Government Association, working with Sport England, Arts Council England, English Heritage and cCLOA (the Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association), produced a guide to developing a local outcomes framework for culture and sport.

The framework is intended to help organisations to measure and evidence the difference that the development and/or improvement of culture and sport services can make in achieving the desired outcomes on matters of high-level priority. The approach taken in the local outcomes framework guide links service outcomes, influenced by the way the local authority works with the culture, arts and sport sectors, to intermediate outcomes and overarching strategic outcomes.

See Thematic examples of local outcomes framework for culture and sport.