One of the issues of great debate since the Social Value Act came into place has been the ‘Social Value Percentage’ – how much weighting to give social value in a tender situation. The Greater Manchester Social Value Network (GMSVN) has drawn upon our collective learning and cannot advocate a blanket approach or one single … Continue reading The Social Value Percentage – why a tiered approach will give the best result
Dan Corry, CEO of New Philanthropy Capital and Board Member of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing has written a blog on measuring wellbeing and the drive from some to place a financial value on improvements to wellbeing. You can read the blog on the What Works Centre for Wellbeing website.
This newsletter describes the ongoing work of GMSVN to develop the network and some of the key wider activities currently going on around social value in Greater Manchester. Please contact us if you have news of interest to other members of the network that should be included in future newsletters. You can download a PDF … Continue reading GMSVN newsletter July 2018
Social Enterprise UK commissioned Chris White, the author of the Social Value Act, to review the effect on public sector spending since it came into force in 2013. The Act requires people who commission public services to securing wider social, economic and environmental benefits form the money that they spend in certain, limited circumstances. Chris White’s 5 … Continue reading Our money, our future
The Salford Social Value Alliance We believe that social value can be used to improve the lives of people across Salford. We want to use it as a way to tackle poverty and inequality in our city. We can all work together to use social value – in procurement, in business, in community activity, in … Continue reading 10% Better in Salford
Russell Hargrave from Power to Change has written an article published in The Guardian on Tuesday 15 August about the changes that need to be made to the Social Value Act; according to small charities and community businesses. Read the full article on The Guardian website.
The Business Growth Hub have recently won a national environmental award. Their Director for Low Carbon, Todd Holden, is a member of the GMSVN steering group. The Manchester-based Business Growth Hub, which helps to support the growth of businesses in Greater Manchester, is celebrating after winning a prestigious national environmental award. The organisation beat the … Continue reading Business Growth Hub wins national environmental award
Anne Lythgoe writes a blog for the Social Audit Network on a worrying trend that we're starting to overlook the environment when considering social impact. Read the article in full on the SAN website.
Tomorrow Greater Manchester will elect its first ever Mayor. Greater Manchester Poverty Action have developed a newsletter containing a series of short articles written especially for the successful candidate’s attention. Read the newsletter on their website. Greater Manchester Poverty Action asked stakeholders across the city region to set out what they think the newly elected mayor needs to … Continue reading Greater Manchester Poverty Action – Mayor election special
Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Exec of Social Enterprise UK, shares his thoughts on an inclusive industrial strategy. Read the full article online.