Social impact of your community group
Community Matters, the National Federation of Community organisations, have launched a new social impact tool.
Community Matters provide a number of tools and services to do
with setting up and managing a community organisation, from
managing volunteers to building maintenance. These can be accessed
Recently Community Matters have launched a new social impact
tool that has been designed specifically with small groups in mind
enabling them to demonstrate their social impact to stakeholders
and funders. The tool has been endorsed by the Charity Commission
and from Department for Communities and Local Government. With
government recently pushing local authorities to look at social
value when commissioning services, this tool has been welcomed by
Your Value! enables groups to work through a
series of questions in four areas.
- local relationships
- social value
- economic value
- environmental value
It then takes data being inputted by the user and runs a colour
report which illustrates the social impact an organisation is
making through various calculations which can be submitted as part
of funding bids.
An example of a report and further information as well as a free
demo of the tool can be found at www.communitymatters.org.uk/yourvalue