Regeneration Capital Grant Fund: evaluation

Evaluation which assessed whether and how the fund achieved its aims as well as considering community involvement, social outcomes and success factors.

Appendix 1: Sustainable communities outcomes

Achieving a Sustainable Future, Scottish Government Regeneration Strategy, 2011 - Supporting outcomes

Economically sustainable communities

  • strong local economies, providing access to jobs and support for business
  • a well trained workforce whose skills meet economic needs
  • people have access to the learning and development opportunities that they need and the right support is in place to help people to work
  • a thriving private sector and social enterprise
  • effective strategies in place to link economic opportunity and demand
  • the right affordable housing options with sufficient availability and quality of housing across all tenures
  • places encourage positive and appropriate private sector investment and social enterprise which provides opportunities for businesses and jobs
  • infrastructure fosters the right conditions for growth and community cohesion, including good transport and digital connectivity
  • thriving towns and high streets
  • sustainable employment and reducing welfare dependency

Physically sustainable communities

  • people have access to quality public space and appropriate greenspace
  • well planned neighbourhoods and local areas, with accessible facilities and amenities
  • communities have a positive appearance and are places where people want to live, work and invest
  • quality design and upkeep of buildings and spaces
  • address vacant and derelict land and property and preserve heritage/ built environment for productive use
  • use resources efficiently and respect the natural environment

Socially sustainable communities

  • communities and people are protected and feel safe
  • delivery is focused on the needs of people
  • communities are involved in designing and delivering the services that affect them
  • strong and effective community networks are in place
  • people have access to appropriate community facilities and places to meet
  • communities have a positive identity and future aspirations
  • people are empowered to improve their area and maximise local assets
  • people have good physical and mental health
  • people have access to effective local services and facilities, including health, education and early years support



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