Top 10 principles for effective community engagement:
No one size fits all for community engagement. Sometimes you need to try many different things before you find what works. However, the experience of projects funded by the Fund suggests that there are some general principles that characterise success, no matter who you want to involve in your project, or what you want to do.
Knowing Your Local Context
We want communities to identify and improve what is important to them. That’s why lots of our programmes support communities. They include services, physical spaces and the lives of people living within the community.
Our research and evaluation of programmes help us learn and on these pages we share our learning from evaluations of our programmes which support communities.
You can access helpful information about how to engage communities in your project in our Promoting Community Involvement research and learning factsheet. There is plenty more to learn from our programmes supporting communities and places. Use the links below to find out more.
You can also read about learning from our projects on community engagement and some general principles that characterise success in our thematic review of community engagement