SROI of urban nature sites programme
The urban nature sites programme, funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, carried out SROI analyses of four urban nature sites. The studies valued some of the social, economic and environmental benefits that the sites deliver for their local communities. The sites included: an urban mountain bike trail, use of a local nature reserve by a school EcoClub, the reinstatement by volunteers of a community garden and a mental health project taking place in a community woodland. SROI reports for the four sites and an overview report are available here
Greenspace is good – so prove it!’
greenspace scotland secured a research grant from the Big Lottery Fund to support individual community environmental groups to carry out an SROI analysis of one of their activities and to prepare a report on their collective findings. This two-year action research programme seeks to build the capacity of community groups in the environmental sector and to assess the effectiveness of the SROI approach.
The research findings from ‘Greenspace is good – so prove it!’ were published in October 2011. For more information about the participating groups, the reports and findings click here
We are currently looking at ways to resource a new programme which would produce generic SROI analyses for different types of greenspace (e.g. community growing areas, parks, community woodland) and to different activities in greenspaces (e.g. health walks, Friends of Parks groups). Are you interested in working with us on this project and/or could you help us to fund this work?
We can also offer consultancy services and training to help you to undertake an SROI of a specific activity or site. We are always happy to discuss ways in which we can assist other organisations and agencies who wish to undertake an SROI analysis or to adopt an SROI approach. Have a look at our SROI services
If you would like to discuss any aspect of our SROI activities and services, please contact Karen Carrick, our SROI Programme Manager