Voluntary and community sector support

Common Outcomes Framework

To improve the wellbeing of Southwark’s communities, a new Common Outcomes Framework (pdf, 463kb) has been developed and was approved by Cabinet in October 2017.

The framework sets out outcomes for how Southwark’s communities can be safer, healthier, more engaged, greener and more vibrant.

This is in line with the Common Purpose Common Cause (pdf, 3.2mb) voluntary sector strategy which sets out an ambition to make council commissioning - grants and contracts - more joined up and more focussed on outcomes for residents.

The framework is intended as tool for council  commissioners. When advertising funding opportunities, commissioners will select outcomes from the framework that they want commissioned organisations to achieve. The outcomes they select will relate to their own service objectives.

Organisations applying for funding will be asked to set out how they intend to achieve these outcomes. They will also be asked to set out the indicators they will use to measure how they are achieving these outcomes.

The framework is intended to make council commissioning better directed to improving the wellbeing of residents and more consistent across departments.

Guidance on using the framework is included in the framework document.

Page last updated: 23 April 2019