Posted 11th April 2017
Power to Change has joined Social Value UK as an organisational member. Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community businesses across England. At a time when many parts of the UK face cuts, neglect and social problems, they are helping local people come together to take control, and make sure their local areas survive and stay vibrant. Power to Change use their Big Lottery endowment to strengthen community businesses across England.
Power to Change has a vision of better places created through community business. The Research Institute seeks to support this vision by commissioning high-quality research, promoting rigorous analysis and stimulating critical scrutiny and debate. In doing so they aim to shape both policy and practice. Power to Change has also developed Twine, a simple platform designed to help local businesses thrive. Using smart technology, it helps you understand and measure your impact on your local community. Find out more: www.twine-together.com
“If we don’t get social valuation right, we won’t be able to tackle the tough problems we face in the UK. This is particularly important as we devolve power from the centre and move away from long-established assumptions about how public goods are allocated. Our role is crucial in establishing fairness and holding all commissioners and funders to account.”
Gen Maitland Hudson, Head of Evaluation and Impact Assessment, was a keynote speaker at Social Value Matters 2017, speaking on ‘Love, Carnations and Operational Data’.
About Power to Change
Power to Change is an independent trust, whose funding is used to strengthen community businesses across England. At a time when many parts of the UK face cuts, neglect and social problems, we are helping local people come together to take control, and make sure their local areas survive and stay vibrant.
About Social Value UK
Social Value UK is the national network for anyone interested in social value and social impact. We work with our members to increase the accounting, measuring and maximising of social value from the perspective of those affected by an organisation’s activities, through our Social Value Principles. We believe in a world where a broader definition of value will change decision making and ultimately decrease inequality and environmental degradation. To achieve our mission, Social Value UK provides training and assurance services, as well as hosting regular meetings and events, creating new tools and resources, and running campaigns. Through supporting and working with our members, and as a National Member Network of Social Value International, we are creating an international movement for change.