Opportunities & Events

Social Value Training Workshops

Location: Big Pit and Bangor University | Start Date: 11th September and 2nd October


WAHWN is working with the Bangor University Social Value Hub to deliver Social Value workshops in Bangor and Torfaen. Learn how to measure the social, environment and cost value of your arts and health interventions


Understanding how to measure the costs, benefits and value created by arts and health interventions In a climate of limited budgets and structural reform of local authorities, it is necessary to gain more understanding of what people value when deciding how to allocate resources. Traditional cost-effectiveness evaluation methods may not capture the full value of activities such as art initiatives that aim to improve health and wellbeing, as the benefits can be hard to quantify and can affect not just the person taking part but also the people in their wider network. Social return on investment (SROI) analysis is a framework which seeks to establish the broader social value generated by an initiative through evaluating its impact on the economy, the environment and its people. This workshop will give an overview of what social value is and why it is important to measure the costs, benefits and value created by interventions; followed by a guide to the steps involved in conducting an SROI analysis using case studies and interactive groupwork exercises. The training will be delivered by Ned Hartfiel, Carys Jones and Eira Winrow from the Bangor University Social Value Hub. 10am - 1pm 11th September - Big Pit National Coal Museum, Torfaen (with WAHWN Network meeting 2 - 4pm) 10am - 1pm - Ardudwy Building, Bangor University (with WAHWN Network meeting 2 - 4pm) The link below will take you to Welsh language copy and the booking form http://engage.org/happenings/?tagFilter=engage-cymru