A number of UK organisations place great importance on social value, conducting their operations to generate and contribute to social and environmental change.
Please see below for a number of proactive organisations firmly committed to delivering social value.
Grown in Britain
Grown in Britain is a not for profit organisation that was created in 2013 to create a sustainable future for the UK’s woods and forests and engage society, construction companies and all wood users with a fantastic homegrown, low carbon and renewable material.
Grown in Britain is backed by the government and led by industry and has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence with virtually all the major construction companies and many developers and clients preferring Grown in Britain licensed timber.
The Grown in Britain brand is fully trademarked and can only be used on wood that has been fully licensed through a simple but rigorous process that assures the wood as meeting the government’s timber procurement policy and is from woods and forests managed in accordance with the government’s UK Forestry Standard.
Social Enterprise UK
The national body for social enterprise, which represents their members while helping grow the social enterprise movement. Their members include social enterprises, public sector bodies including local authorities and housing associations, charities, community groups and private sector businesses. From local grass-roots organisations to multi-million pound businesses, their members share a united commitment to changing the world through business.
Social Value Hub
A free resource for people who are interested in social value and the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012.
The Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. So they help 13 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law. Their free programmes give young people the practical and financial support they need to stabilise their lives. The Trust helps them develop key skills while boosting their confidence and motivation.
- Delivers a consistent approach for assessment
- Strengthens competitive advantage in tendering for public and private contracts
- Supports the planning process
- Enhances Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes