Social Value Engine

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Features and Benefits

Elevate the social value of your projects. Our platform enables you to independently measure and showcase the social value you bring to your community.


Whether you’re navigating the complexities of social value performance indicators or aiming to evidence your Social Return on Investment (SROI) more effectively, the Social Value Engine equips you with the means to take control, measure your impact, and ultimately, create a better place for the people in your community.

Starting a new project can seem like a daunting task, but the Social Value Engine makes it easy with clear step-by-step instructions.

Set up new projects with ease

The Social Value Engine empowers you to create and measure the social impact of your projects. With just a few steps, you can define your project’s scope and objectives, choose your inputs and outputs, select your outcomes and indicators, and enter your data. Throughout the process, the Social Value Engine provides guidance to help you set up projects using the right parameters. And with the ability to edit, duplicate, or delete your projects at any time, you can continue to grow and improve your efforts.

See the big picture

With the Social Value Engine, you can create a customised dashboard that shows you the impact of your organisation’s activities over time. You can see how your inputs (resources), outputs (activities), outcomes (changes), and key performance indicators (measures) are linked and aligned with your goals and objectives.
Council Dashboard
An example of a social value dashboard. great for transparency and accountability. It showcases an organisation's positive impact on society and builds trust with the public.
Choose from a comprehensive list of valuations and proxies that align with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Alternatively, align your project with your own organisation's goals and ambitions.

Customise the Engine

The Social Value Engine allows you to link your outcomes to your own priorities, as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSGs). This way, you can demonstrate how your organisation contributes to the global agenda for social and environmental change, as well as your specific mission and vision.

Get full transparency

The Social Value Engine provides auditable evidence of all the data used to produce a social return on investment (SROI) for your project. This includes links to credible sources of information, such as our evaluations, proxies, and auto-deflators. You can also access and download the detailed calculations and assumptions behind the SROI results.

Obtain full insight into how Social Return on Investment is calculated, with complete detail into the metrics used.
An impact card is a report generated at the end of a project. Sharing data and insights increases community trust and relevance of public spending.

Share and collaborate

The Social Value Engine enables you to create a virtual organisation, which is a group of individual organisations that work together to deliver social value. You can invite and manage your partners, share data and insights, and generate joint reports and dashboards. This makes collaboration much easier and more efficient.

Free access to training

Learn how to use the Social Value Engine effectively by signing up for our training sessions. You can fill out our built-in forms to request training that suits your organisation and team. Our social value experts will deliver the training in a way that is easy to understand and apply.
Social Value Training
When you use the Social Value Engine, you join a community of like-minded individuals, and we offer free training programs to help your team improve.
At the bottom line, the Social Value Engine captures the Social Return on Investment, and shows how that number was obtained.

Flexibility to match your needs

The Social Value Engine can capture all of your organisation’s social value activities, whether they are grant-giving activities or supplier’s contractual commitments. You can track and report on the social value generated by your funding or procurement decisions, and ensure that they align with your strategic goals and values.


The Social Value Engine simplifies the process of assessing the impact of projects and Social Return on Investment (SROI), making it easier to turn community goals into measurable outcomes.


The SVE is the only UK Software product accredited by Social Value International (SVI). SVI spans 25 countries, including the UK. This provides confidence that the software has been rigorously validated by an independent authority and it will be kept aligned with emerging good practice.


The SVE provides access to ~350 peer-reviewed financial proxies, regularly updated. Hyperlinks to original research ensure complete transparency and credible resources for social value assessments.


The SVE allows the addition of personal financial proxies, ensuring projects are deeply rooted in local communities by involving stakeholders, enhancing impact and relevance.

Ease of Use

Fully aligned with SVUK’s principles, the SVE guarantees ease of use for accredited consultants, ensuring seamless integration of technology and expertise for advancing social value.

Skilled Resources

The experienced SVE team stands ready to train and support optimal SVE use. Additional support is available from SVUK's 60 certified consultants across the UK.

Ease of Reporting

SVE's flexibility in using two globally recognized frameworks, the UN’s 17 Sustainability Goals and the Bristol Accord, ensures easy alignment with various reporting frameworks.

Social Value Accreditations


To measure social value, the eight principles of Social Value as set out by Social Value UK and Social Value International need to be heeded. The Social Value Engine has been designed to consider each principle and has been accredited by Social Value International. Social Value Engine is also proud to be a ‘Social Value UK Pioneer’ and ‘Social Value UK Partner’, reflecting our commitment to promoting transparent, responsible and reliable social value accounting.

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