Evidence it and Toolkit

We are now into our second year of funding from the Tudor Trust to develop and deliver Evidence it: Proving our value and impact.

This project is a shared resource using an outcome based model to measure and demonstrate the value and impact our members services make to the lives of children, young people and families.

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Introduction to Social Value


The Introduction to Social Value toolkit is available on the CYPN website for others to access so that it is interactive and responsive to the needs of our network members and commissioning bodies. The toolkit is reviewed regularly in light of this and we are open to suggestions from the network and local users how to improve this facility, we also offer workshops and network meetings to discuss how best to use and improve the toolkit.


The toolkit is currently being used by organisations alongside the workbooks to support groups to look at their data collection, outcomes and impact measurement. We offer a free bespoke service to our members to work on data collection and outcomes measurement that fits with their services.


The 3 core themes of the toolkit are


o Embedding Social Value


o Delivering Social Value


o Demonstrating Social Value



Data Mapping


From our current data we understand that 70% of the funding that our membership receive is from non-statutory bodies and from outside of the city. As local commissioners are largely unaware of these project funding issues within the city they are currently unable make informed decisions on future commissioning priorities.


We are working in partnership with statutory services to collect data from our members to show the current services and needs within Derby City for groups who work with children, young people and families.


In addition we would also like to create a library to showcase the excellent work already being undertaken by our members, if you have a report that demonstrates your impact, an annual report which includes outcomes or have full audited social accounts, we'd like to create a library our Social value on the CYPN website - please either send your report or a link to it.


Do you want to see your services mapped out?

If you have not completed one of our data mapping forms please use this link and send us your data.



Social Impact and Social Value Toolkit - Password protected

This toolkit is part of a pilot and is being tested by CYPN members.  If you would like to be involved with this, please contact usabout our free membership.


Good Practice 

Here is an example of how a 'Theory of Change' can communicate your organisation and the work that you do in a format that is easy to understand yet comprehensive.  If you would like to find out more about 'Theory of Change' contact us.


Have you tried and tested the toolkit?

Please tell us what you think, so that we can review the toolkit and make it responsive to your needs.

For more information please contact us on cypn@communityactionderby.org.uk