The Amend Project function is only available once a project has been given consent. This will allow trustees to update the project record and is particularly useful if details have changed, such as a significant increase in costs.
The Abandon Project function is available at any time and usually used if the project is no longer going ahead.
Sometimes there is a debate between amending a project or abandoning it altogether, particularly when the scope or goal of the project has changed significantly. There is no rule for when one should be done over the other in such situations, but sometimes it is easier to abandon a project and start from scratch if you find that you’ll be re-writing everything on the record. If only one or two items are being changed on the record, then an amendment would be more appropriate.