Big Local wants to ensure that the programme and local areas are able to learn and adapt from their activities and feed this into the review of future activity. For Big Local assessing impact is about more than counting outputs, but looking for how investments in people and organisations are producing meaningful outcomes in communities and local areas. Opportunities for networking and shared learning will support this. Local partnerships will submit reports indicating progress, key activities, accomplishments and the status of any funding distributed. Monitoring and reporting mechanisms will provide for self-evaluation and guided reflection to ensure that local areas make progress towards the outcomes in their community plans.