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Starting Out on Social Return on Investment

Social Value UK have published a guide for anyone who thinks that value is more important than cost – but…

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Useful Resources from Green Growth

Green Growth have a variety of video and written case studies of what local companies have done to reduce their impact…

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Social and Economic Impact Report – University of Salford

The University of Salford’s role in the city and the wider region, in terms of its economic contribution and social…

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Valuing Housing and Local Environment Improvements report

Housing associations annually spend £3.3 billion on routine maintenance, planned maintenance and major repairs, representing a huge proportion of organisational…

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Groundwork Publish Their Impact Report

Groundwork Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford have published their impact report for 2015-16. Impact and standards Building stronger communities…

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Commissioning in Crisis

Lloyds Bank Foundation’s latest report Commissioning in Crisis highlights how commissioning processes penalise small charities in particular. Since the outlook…

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Impact Management Programme

New Philanthropy Capital and a group of partners have recently launched the Impact Management Programme http://accessimpact.org/#about This programme aims to…

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Nominations for Social Value Awards 2017: open now

Nominations are now open for the Social Value Awards 2017. These awards recognise and celebrate good practice in commissioning and…

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HACT and the Northern Housing Consortium’s Social Value Conference

Housing associations are already leading the way in driving and demonstrating social value. They are starting to collect better data…

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Twine – easy impact management for community businesses

Power to Change was set up in response to growing recognition of the challenges faced by communities in maintaining vibrant…

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Salford City Council has wins the ‘Buy Social’ Market Builder Award

The annual UK Social Enterprise Awards returned on Monday 28 November to recognise the achievements of British social enterprises –…

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The Social Value Exchange: how a new innovation is breathing life into the Social Value Act

A new blog by Tom Symons and Dan Ebanks at Nesta explores how innovations in procurement can change the relationship between…

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Social Value Summit 2017

The fourth Social Value Summit, the leading event in its field, will take place on 8th February in London. The Summit brings…

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New Impact Management Programme

The Impact Management Programme aims to build the capacity of social enterprises and charities to manage their impact helping increase your social…

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Social Value Taskforce Maturity Index

The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 (‘Act’) came into force in January 2013 and yet despite the time that…

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