The Local Food programme: A Social Return on Investment Approach. Final Report to The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts

Courtney, Paul (2014) The Local Food programme: A Social Return on Investment Approach. Final Report to The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Technical Report. Local Food.

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Abstract

In March 2013, the University of Gloucestershire’s Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) were commissioned to undertake an assessment of the Local Food programme using the Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework, an established methodology recognised by the Cabinet Office that has been developed from social accounting and cost-benefit analysis.n SROI, monetary values are used to represent outcomes, which enables a ratio of benefits-to-investment to be calculated and the amount of social, economic and environmental value created for every £1 invested in the programme. Valuing the benefits of Local Food within a consistent framework also provided the basis for comparison across different outcome groups to examine where value is being created. In turn this will assist the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (RSWT) and Big Lottery Fund in the planning, management and funding of future programmes.Three case study projects were selected for inclusion in the SROI, drawn from each of the project categories identified through the wider Local Food programme evaluation.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Glos Divisions > Countryside and Community Research Institute > Countryside and Community Research Institute > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Research Priority Areas: Environmental Dynamics & Governance
Depositing User: Eleanor Hawketts
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 11:19
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2017 16:36
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2637

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