Our Assessment Criteria
Once we have determined that your organisation and application are eligible, we will then assess eligible applications against the following criteria:
- What are you trying to achieve and why?
- Why is the project needed to address issues and meet the needs of your target groups?
- Is there a clear link between the capital project and what you are trying to achieve in terms of increasing participation in physical activity/sport/play and tackling inactivity?
- Have you demonstrated demand and support for the project from the project’s beneficiaries and the local community?
- Have you used research to underpin the needs case for the project?
- Is there a strategic need for the project which is recognised by partners?
- What impact will the project have on increasing participation in physical activity/sport/play and tackling inactivity?
- What type of programmes will the improved facilities support and how will this meet the needs of your target groups?
- Have you identified appropriate outcomes and set clear targets for the project?
- How will you monitor, measure and evaluate the impact of the project?
- What partnerships are in place to maximise the impact of the project?
- What will happen if the project does not go ahead?
- How will you ensure that the facilities and associated activity programme are sustainable in the long term?
- Are appropriate management, maintenance and marketing plans in place to ensure the sustainability of the facilities?
- Can your organisation demonstrate resilience and clear plans for the long term sustainable operation of the project site?
- Are appropriate revenue plans and funding commitments in place to ensure that the facilities are well used and properly maintained?
- How will you upgrade or replace the facilities once they reach the end of their life?
4. Ability to deliver
- Do you have a successful track record of engaging and supporting participants, especially those who are new to physical activity, sport and/or play?
- Are appropriate governance and management arrangements in place to ensure the project is delivered successfully?
- Does your organisation have the capacity to deliver the project successfully?
5. Value for money
- Do the proposed capital works represent good value for money?
- Will the project’s impact and outcomes represent a significant return on investment?
- Is partnership funding being secured which adds value to The Trust’s investment?