The ‘Skills for Regeneration’ project has sought to assess the skills and knowledge developed by individuals benefiting from the Community Champions fund, in leading and taking part in community-based regeneration projects.

Awards are intended especially to assist people new to regeneration and with ideas or leadership abilities to offer, and to enable more experienced individuals to drive projects forward and pass on their expertise to others.

This research report presents the findings of a project which surveyed Community Champions beneficiaries, to assess the skills gained by local people in leading and taking part in regeneration projects, explore what participants do next with the skills gained from the programme and to suggest ways of improving Community Champions in providing opportunities for learning and skills development.


  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background of Community Champions
  • Projects pursued by Community Champions
  • Achievements and Benefits for Community Champions
  • Learning and Skills
  • Support to Community Champions
  • Plans of Community Champion
  • Conclusions