What will a successful Hub look like in your community? Outcomes-based planning encourages you to picture what success will look like, so you can plan how to achieve it together.

Plan the difference you’ll make

All of your community partnership group members need to be involved in developing and setting up the outcomes-based plan. The group can work together to:

  • determine priority Hub activities, programs and services
  • match Hub priorities with school priorities and action plans
  • establish a minimum number of activities, programs and services for the first 12-months—it’s a good idea to start small and build from there
  • identify partners to deliver activities, programs and services
  • identify and prepare spaces and venues
  • break down tasks involved in implementing each activity and program, and determine timing and responsibilities.

You might like to use this template as a foundation to adapt into an outcomes-based plan for your Community Hub.


  • Celebrate small wins and understand that larger tangible results take time to realise—your Hub might involve complex relationships and changes in the way institutions operate.
  • Be sure to record baseline data from the beginning. This enables regular monitoring, evaluation and progress reports to funding bodies, and informs grant writing and funding proposals.
  • Think about how you can link services, activities and promotions to school, community, state and national events like Children’s Week, Book Week or NAIDOC Week.

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Page last updated: 06th October, 2014

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