LEAP stands for Learning, Evaluation and Planning

If your work involves bringing about environmental change to improve quality of life for urban communities or supporting changes in people's attitudes to the urban environment, the greenspace LEAP framework will make your job easier.

It will help you plan and evaluate your work in partnership with colleagues, other organisations and with members of the community. The emphasis of LEAP is on self-evaluation (setting and agreeing the criteria upon which success will be measured as part of the planning process). This will encourage you and other stakeholders to take joint responsibility for planning and evaluation throughout a project or programme.  

The framework is a tool for planning and evaluating greenspace related work in a way which recognises the impacts that this work has on urban communities and will provide you with evidence to prove your success. It will help you plan and evaluate your work in partnership with colleagues, other organisations and with members of the community. The framework consists of:

  • a handbook which outlines the LEAP approach and its application for greenspace work, including guidance on planning outcomes and on developing outcome indicators
  • a worked example of the framework being used to develop a strategic vision and forward plan at an organisation level

The greenspace LEAP framework was developed by greenspace scotland and the Scottish Community Development Centre with contributions from a wide range of local and national partners.

download the framework

A PDF version of the greenspace LEAP Framework is available here [link to pdf]

A hard copy of the greenspace LEAP handbook is also available (charges apply). Contact greenspace scotland for more information

using the framework

greenspace scotland can provide training and support you to use LEAP, and other tools, to plan and evaluate your projects LINKtooutcomesandevaluation

Support, information and resources to help LEAP users is also available from SCDC (Scottish Community Development Centre) and LEAP is available as an on-line tool on planandevaluate.com