Social Enterprise and Impact Measurement:
Instrumental impacts on policy and practice
With the shifting environment regarding the third sector, interest in social enterprise activity is increasing. In particular there is growing attention being paid to procurement and contracting with the public sector, and demonstrating social value. The work of TSRC on social enterprise has influenced policy making with evidence on the scale and dynamics of the sector and on understanding how social enterprises grow.
"Analysts in DCLG have found the advice of partners in TSRC very helpful and timely on a number of very policy relevant issues associated with decentralisation and big society, including: social finance; the VCS and community engagement; and public service reform. This enhances the impact of research on the policy making process"
Decentralisation and Big Society Research and Analysis Department, DCLG
“TSRC's expertise in social impact measurement led to us working with the Middlesex team to develop a Guide to Getting Started in Social Impact Measurement, using a KTP placement. As a result of this work, we have distributed the Guide to over 700 organisations and trained over 200 third sector organisations to introduce this important subject.”
Principle Consultant, The Guild
“we found the meeting useful and timely in terms of our thinking on the next steps for SROI and how it can feed into government priorities”
Office for Civil Society
"The work you are doing on social enterprises is directly relevant to the Public Engagement Foundation. I particularly appreciated drawing on your research and insights on measuring impact, scaling up, and social franchising/replication."
Public Engagement Foundation