Imagine you are a community development worker in a non-government organisation in your city (or one nearest you). You have been working closely with one section of the community for just over a year (this is up to you, it could be older people, young people, a particular ethnic group, recently arrived immigrants, public housing residents, Indigenous people, people with a disability, new parents – just select one that interests you).
This section of the community has identified that they are concerned about increasing crime and violence in the city, and they would like to work together to change things.
Develop a project plan for a community development project that would help this part of the community address their concerns.
You can be creative in the type of crime and/or violence your community targets, the kind of project you are describing, and how it would operate.
A project plan is written up in prose style (like an essay), but uses headings to divide the information into clear sections so the reader can easily understand what the project is. Use the headings listed below.
References will be needed (most likely in sections headed 5,7,9 and 11). The Reference list is not included in the word limit.
Use the following headings in your project plan
1. Name of Project
2. Brief Summary of the Project (no more than 100 words)
3. Aim(s) of the Project
4. Why this Project is Needed
5. Community work approach or model
6. Project objectives, strategies and activities
9. Potential funding sources
10. Project timeline
11. Limitations and weaknesses of the project
Word processed document, 12 point font, double line spacing. Submit via Learnline.
Word Limit is 2000
You will receive a mark out of 100
The assessment is worth 40% of your total mark for this unit.
- Project plan follows the 12 heading format provided and the presentation guidelines (Weight: 10%)
- Project idea and aims are clearly stated – and suit a community work approach (Weight: 10%)
- Community work model or approach is well defined and a rationale for its selection is provided (Weight: 20%).
- Strategies and activities are designed to meet the objects of the project (Weight: 20%).
- Evaluation ideas or tools are able to demonstrate the extent to which the project aims and outcomes have been achieved (Weight: 10%).
- Project budgeting and potential project funding sources are explained (Weight: 10%).
- Critical analysis of the limitations and weakness of your project plan and approach/model (Weight: 10%).
- Use of at least five (5) references and consistent use of a referencing system (preferably APA 6th) (Weight: 10%).