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Measuring Up and the Inspiring Impact Hub

Two recently launched free online impact-measurement tools for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are estimated to save the sector more than £15 million. 

The VCSE sector is coming under increasing pressure to demonstrate the value it adds and the difference it makes to the communities it serves. The tools, Measuring Up and the Inspiring Impact Hub, have been created to help the UK’s voluntary sector measure their impact. They will provide the following support:

  • Measuring Up will help charities find out how well they are assessing the impact of their work on the people they support
  • Inspiring Impact Hub is an online directory of different tools to help groups find resources. It can be filtered by category, sector, format and cost. Users can also suggest resources that should be added

The tools have been funded by the Cabinet Office, the Big Lottery Fund and a group of independent funders, and it is managed by the New Philanthropy Capital.

Sign up to use the free tools at the Inspiring Impact website.