Case Studies

Take a look at some of these organisations and find out how they carried out their Social Impact Measurement.

Impact Arts Craft CaféImpact Arts Craft Café
Craft Café is a pilot programme from Impact Arts that seeks to reduce the isolation and loneliness experienced by older people, to enable them to make positive lifestyle changes associated with ageing and, ultimately, to bring about a better quality of life. The focus of this SROI analysis is on the impact of the Craft Café during 2010/11.


greenspace scotland Urban Nature Sites SROIgreenspace scotland Urban Nature Sites SROI
Research published by greenspace scotland, in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, shows that every pound invested in activities on urban nature sites returned between £3 and £20 in community benefits.


Scottish Outdoor Education Centres – SROI MethodScottish Outdoor Education Centres – SROI Method
Scottish Outdoor Education Centres (SOEC) is a Scottish charity, enabling people to take part in outdoor education activities through a variety of programmes.


Young Enterprise Scotland – SROI MethodYoung Enterprise Scotland – SROI Method
Young Enterprise Scotland (YES) is a charity forming part of the Junior Achievement Worldwide family, which engages with young people between 5 and 25 years to provide development in enterprise and employability skills.


Loch Fyne Oysters – Social Accounting MethodLoch Fyne Oysters – Social Accounting Method
Loch Fyne Oysters is using ‘social accounting’ to demonstrate its environmental and ethical credentials to customers. “The fact that these are audited accounts rather than just a narrative gives them much more weight.


Linkwide OPAP – SROI MethodLinkwide OPAP – SROI Method
Linkwide’s Older Persons’ Advice Project is an income maximisation and advice service for older tenant (60+) households. OPAP was first established in 2005 in order to address under claiming of benefits by the elderly people. Delivering the Project has quickly demonstrated a need for this kind of service. The SROI analysis carried out by Linkwide has not only proven the positive impact made by the Project but also resulted in a number of recommendations which will help the organisation improve its service provision.


Local Authority Investment in West LothianLocal Authority Investment in West Lothian
Commissioning and SROI case study: Forth Sector Development, on behalf of the Scottish Government’s SROI Project, has in partnership with West Lothian Council devised a model of purchasing services from third sector suppliers by outcomes.


Greenlink – SROI MethodGreenlink – SROI Method
The Greenlink is a 7 km cycle path creating a direct route from Strathclyde Country Park to Motherwell Town Centre. The Greenlink project is the result of a 3 year partnership between North Lanarkshire Council, CSFT, Scottish Enterprise Lanarkshire, Scottish Natural Heritage, Fresh Futures and Forestry Commission Scotland.


Impact Arts Fab Pad ProjectImpact Arts Fab Pad Project
Fab Pad is a programme run by Impact Arts – a national community arts organisation. The main aim of Impact Arts is to use the arts as a catalyst for positive lasting change in people’s lives. The SROI report evaluated the outcomes from the last year of a three-year funded programme.


Forth Sector case studyForth Sector case study
This report presents a forecast of the social return created by the Forth Sector’s Business Development Plan that forecasts substantial growth over the next five years.


Kesho Organisation SROIKesho Organisation SROI
Kesho is a Community Based Organisation started in 2004 in Kenya and exists to find funding from individuals and organisations, to create educational opportunities for school age children.


Registers of Scotland (RoS) & Haven Products PSPRegisters of Scotland (RoS) & Haven Products PSP
A summary and the evaluative report of the social return generated by the employability pilot collaboration between Registers of Scotland (RoS) and Haven Products. As part of the Scottish Government funded Public Social Partnerships Project, delivered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in conjunction with Forth Sector Development.


Case Study - Increasing value of Care at Home in EdinburghCase Study – Increasing value of Care at Home in Edinburgh
The principles and practices associated with Social Return on Investment (SROI) may usefully be applied to analysing and managing value throughout a commissioning cycle.