Social Impact Scotland

Social Impact Scotland is a web resource dedicated to supporting you to better understand your social impact, for Third Sector OrganisationsFunders and Investors in the Third Sector, and Public Sector organisations.

The site provides information on a range of philosophies, methodologies, tools and approaches to understanding and measuring social impact, as well as information on outcomes approaches to commissioning, designing and improving services and projects within communities. Developed and maintained by Forth Sector Development, the site is a legacy of the Scottish Government SROI Project, and retains comprehensive information on SROI.


FSD training courses – Feb 2014

Measure and maximise your Social Impact

Social Impact Scotland is running a seminar on Wednesday 26th February 2014 introducing Social Impact measurement and outlining some of the key approaches and methodologies. The seminar will answer the following questions:

  • What is Social Impact?
  • Why does understanding the impact of your organisation’s activities matter?
  • What are some of the key methodologies and how do they work?
  • How do we identify our stakeholders and understand our outcomes?
  • How does this fit with reporting you are doing already?
  • Getting started

further details below:

Time: 09:00am to 12:30pm
Venue: Forth Sector, Duddingston Yards, Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh. EH15 3NT.

Cost: £50.00 per person plus VAT. Organisations will be invoiced after the seminar.
If you are interested in booking a place on the seminar or have any questions, please email

Case Studies:

We are always keen to publish case studies from any agency or organisation which has undertaken impact measurement or has experience of commissioning or designing services to outcomes. If you have a case study that you would like to see on the site, please contact us.

Public Sector News:

The Scottish Government recently completed the PSP Project, delivered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in conjunction with Forth Sector Development. The project involved 10 public sector bodies and third sector partners working in partnership to co-plan and pilot the design of services which contribute to the delivery of national and local outcomes, utlising SROI principles within the pilots to establish service outcomes and determine the impact of the pilots. The recently published Guide to PSPs, detailing the project and providing guidance for the development of Public Social Partnerships is available for download at the link above.

If you’d like updates on Social Impact Scotland, and other aspects of Forth Sector Development work,you can follow us on Twitter.