SROI-ready youth zones for Onside NW

Monitoring and evaluation systems for five new Myplace projects 2012

Project description

Having completed a successful Social Return On Investment forecast for Carlisle Youth Zone, we were  commissioned to get a further three Youth Zones for Onside NW ‘SROI-ready’. For each venue, in Manchester, Oldham and Blackburn, we ran intensive consultations with local young people and community and agency stakeholders to define a story of change and designed complete monitoring and reporting systems for each, including templates for a dynamic impact model and final report.

“In practice, if the Social Return On Investment analysis demonstrates the benefits of the Zone to a wide range of partners, including health and wellbeing, criminal justice, education and the economy, there is a good chance that these sectors will come to see investment in the Youth Zone as part of their core mission.”
Dr John Ashton CBE, Head of Public Health, Cumbria

"As an accountant working with business owners/managers I have never experienced measurement of SROI before and could not picture how this was going to work. However, thinking about your 6 (very logical) steps and reading this document has certainly helped me to see how by taking this approach we can measure the impact.”
Dave Allen, Chair, Carlisle Youth Zone

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