We are building a community of informed organisations committed to social impact -
let these handy resources help you on your journey

Social Value - a Glossary

Making sure you understand the language of social value means you can communicate more effectively about your own strategies.

How to Win More Business

We show you the 4 critical steps to winnning business with social value – and how to get started now.

Essential reading for your social impact journey

If you are an organisation providing services to the government, it is best you equip yourself with the policy changes within PPN 06/20.
Is CSR dead
Struggling with the myths and legacies of CSR strategy? We take you through 3 key points to consider when crafting a new way forward in CSR.
ESG or Social Value
Do you hear the terms ESG and social value used and are not sure which means what? We explain the differences and how to maximise impact.

External documents to support your journey


PPN 06/20 says that Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non Departmental Public Bodies (referred to as In-Scope Organisations) must give 10% weighting to social value in all tenders.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.


Welsh Community Benefits measurement tool adopts a method of procurement for construction and infrastructure in Wales, ensuring value for money is considered in the very widest sense when contracting in the public sector.


Community Benefits Toolkit for Construction from the Scottish Futures Trust.


IRIS+ is the generally accepted system for measuring, managing and optimising impact.


The HM Treasury Green Book is guidance on appraising policies, programmes and projects.

Did you know?

Thrive is the only software platform accredited to use
the Impact Evaluation Standard

External organisations supporting social impact

Thrive - HM G Cloud Supplier

Thrive is an HM Government approved supplier of Social Value Software Solutions.

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Social Value UK is the professional body for social value and impact management.


UK’s professional body for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CRS).

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Giving Tuesday is a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity on a particular day.

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LM3 Online enables you to calculate your organisation’s local economic impact on its community.

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The national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve local government.