Community Hubs: Ten strategies for Sustainability

This research was funded in 2019 through the Power to Change Research Institute’s open research grants programme. Power to Change has a vision of better places created through community business. The Power to Change Research Institute supports this vision by commissioning high-quality research that promotes rigorous analysis and stimulates critical scrutiny and debate, aiming to shape both policy and practice. The research is conducted independently of Power to Change. The work and any views presented are the authors’ own.

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Our Social Value

SROI is a type of ‘social accounting’ which attempts to identify and place a value on non-economic costs and benefits and is a model which is becoming widely used within the social sector and others. This pilot study focuses on predicting the Social Returns on Investment achieved through selected projects and services within three member organisations and across the SAFE consortium during the period 1st April 2013 to 31st March 2014. The data suggest that collectively the SAFE Consortium members included in this analysis are projected to create a total social value of £3.56 million from an overall investment of £379,332. This suggests a net SROI ratio of £8.38, meaning that for every £1 invested, a social return of £8.38 will be achieved.

Read our SROI report HERE.