“This report provides an outline of the Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis conducted to evaluate Knowsley Positive Progress (KPP), funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund and managed and operated by Tomorrow’s People. Interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders have informed the analysis that employs the principles of the SROI framework to understand what has changed in the lives of KPP’s clients and monetise these important changes.
KPP provides support to the people of Knowsley with experience of health issues (including mental health), or other barriers to employment, training, education or volunteering. The analysis has measured and valued these important outcomes, but has also identified significant behavioural outcomes that have also contributed to considerable social value being created.
Comparing the overall value of aggregated outcomes to the relative cost of the investments required to create the benefits reveals a social return on investment of £7.51: 1. This indicates that for each £1 of investment, £7.51 of social impact is created.”