Having a plan for a community project

There are lots of reasons to have a plan in place when undertaking projects within your community:

  • Plans mean that people involved in the project are working towards the same goals and outcomes. Plans provide clarity.
  • Plans help provide focus and with that there will be more ownership from those involved.
  • Plans demonstrate credibility to your group and what you want to achieve. This is of particular importance when applying for grant funding.
  • Plans help ensure that you don't overlook any of the details of the project.
  • Plans help to determine what is and isn't possible for your group, helping to save time, energy, and resources in the long run.
  • Plans outline accountability, detailing who will be responsible for doing what and by when.
  • Plans provide a good business case when applying for funding towards the delivery of your project.

If you need a plan for a community project, you can get more advice and information from the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) website (external website).