The Local Impact Measurement Tool offers a simple and no-nonsense way of quantifying the difference your organisation makes to your community, the local economy and the environment. It does this by comparing your impact data against industry-accepted values, which generates an estimate of the wider financial impact of your work.
The first version of the tool launched in 2011, focused on the difference your ORGANISATION makes to local drivers. There are six updated Organisational modules. The Organisational Modules are based on research across a huge number of Local Area Plans. When the tool was being developed, we recognised that Statutory bodies had key drivers beyond the specific contract or grant being offered.
This research led us to the conclusion that most Local Area Plans have common themes. As the tool was first developed, we focused on the 6 most common themes, recognising that every charity, business and social enterprise contributes in some way to these themes. It was just that we don't have a common way of counting them.
This new version of the tool now includes the difference your organisations makes to the lives of its BENEFICIARIES. This tool has been designed to capture some of the more common impacts that social care, learning, environmental and employment services achieve.
You can find out a lot more about the tool and its module by clicking on the picture to the right!