Cabinet Office announce funding for eight Social Value projects 

Cabinet Office has announced funding for eight projects around the country to help them improve the way they measure their social, economic and environmental impact as part of the Social Value Act.

The funding of almost £30,000 will help those who commission public services  to measure the added economic, social and environmental benefits to their local area.

Recipients include Sustainable Supply Chains, Social Value Portal, Social Enterprise UK and The Prince’s Trust.

This announcement is part of a body of work which builds on recommendations laid out by Lord Young in February of ways to realise the full potential of the Social Value Act.

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said: “The Social Value Act delivers value for money while strengthening communities. Its success depends on providers of public services around the country. I strongly encourage nominations to support those who have exemplified the Act and are helping us to build a more compassionate society.

For information on wider work Cabinet Office is doing to strengthen the Social Value Act, see:

Recipients of the Social Value Act: Implementation and Measurement Project.

Provider Commissioner Amount Received
Sustainable Supply Chains Ltd Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £3,000.00
Social Value Portal London Borough Harrow and Local Borough Brent £5,000.00
Skillnet Group CIC Kent County Council £2,808.00
The Prince’s Trust Salford City Council £2,795.00
North Bank Forum for Voluntary Organisations Limited Hull City Council (on behalf of Hull 2020 Partnership, which includes the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS Trusts Police, Fire and the Ambulance service. £5,000.00
South West Forum Devon County Council £3,500.00
B2B North Newcastle City Council £3,087.50
Social Enterprise UK Shropshire Council and Salford Local Authority and Halton Clinical Commissioning Group £4,700.00