Access to Nature is a grants scheme within the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces, which was created to help communities enjoy and improve their natural environments. The 115 projects supported by this scheme encourage people who have little or no experience of the natural environment to benefit from the outdoors.
The evaluation process for the programme has the overall purpose of gathering learning and assessing progress in achieving the Access to Nature outcomes. It is a formative approach, where the evaluation is ongoing and feeds back into management and planning processes to inform future development of the programme.
In addition to annual reports and evaluation documents, a series of Learning Papers on cross-cutting themes are being produced over the lifetime of the programme. These draw on the experiences and self-evaluation of the projects. The papers highlight key learning which informs the work of projects and the work of other organisations interested in or committed to this kind of work.
The learning papers can be found in the downloads box immediately below, arranged in alphabetical sets with the most recent towards the top.
More papers will be produced as Access to Nature progresses and as we build on our learning to date.