Inspiring Impact

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Social Value UK was the Inspiring Impact partner for England.  Inspiring Impact had an ambitious vision to make impact practice the norm within the charity sector. This programme was delivered by 6 partners across the UK, Social Value UK, New Philanthropy CapitalEvaluation Support ScotlandNCVO Charities Evaluation ServiceWales Council for Voluntary Action and Community Evaluation Northern Ireland.

Founded in 2012, thousands of charities and social enterprises have used our free online resources, learning events and grant funding to improve how they plan, deliver, assess and review their services.

Our contribution

Social Value UK worked with regional roadshow partners to deliver a series of regionally-focused online workshops concentrating on:

  • teaching about impact management
  • connecting and engaging in a particular place / region
  • setting up for a potential local support network
  • make connections to charity networks such as ChEW, or regional groups
  • resource sharing and signposting (Inspiring Impact resources and all partners resources)
  • supporting charities in challenging times

The series covered 6 regions: South East, South West, Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, North East and North West.

Social Value UK and the regional partner delivered three interactive webinars on impact measurement and management for each region.

  • Webinar 1: Using data to make decisions
  • Webinar 2: How to gather data – Qualitative or Quantitative? / An introduction to methods
  • Webinar 3: Working practices and organisational culture

Social Value UK members can view recordings on these webinars in the Resource Library.

Inspiring Impact Local Partners

Social Value UK worked with partner organisations across England to deliver collaborative, locally relevant workshops and networking roadshows on social value and impact management.

We are extremely grateful for all of the work and support our partners have given for this series. Our partners are shown below.

PartnerLocationArea of work
Bath SDRBath / Bristol (but works internationally)Putting respondents at the heart of evaluation, curators of the QuIP – Qualitative Impact Protocol
BloomNewcastle (but works nationally)Procurement specialists
Clarity CICSouth WestEnable social purpose organisations, including community groups, charities and social enterprises to be effective, sustainable and well-run
Greater Manchester Social Value NetworkGreater ManchesterTo influence stakeholders, policy and strategy at the Greater Manchester level around social value
LynchPin SupportCumbriaCharity, business, community support across Cumbria
Make An Impact CICEast of England (but works nationally)Make An Impact helps Social Enterprise to showcase its impact to the world
MB AssociatesCumbria (but works nationally)Supporting people and partnerships to make a difference cross the cultural, learning, care and community sectors
Rose RegenerationLincolnshire (but work nationally)An economic development business working with communities, government and businesses to help them achieve their full potential
Social Audit NetworkLiverpool (but works nationally)economy and voluntary sectors
Social Enterprise East of EnglandEast of EnglandSupports social enterprises across the East to grow, communicate and demonstrate their impact and social value
Social Enterprise Yorkshire and HumberYorkshireRepresent, promote and connect social enterprise across the region
Social Value EngineLincolnshire (but work nationally)Measuring the change