Social Impact Toolkit

Social impact is the effect that a project or activity has on individuals and communities. We have identified 3 main areas of impact for community food enterprises:

  • Health
  • Community
  • Livelihoods

Why measure social impact?

To help drive the mission:
If social impact is at the centre of what a community food enterprise does, then measuring it can help with monitoring success, working out how to do more of it, or to do it better. Measuring social impact can be a key part of the strategic planning process.

To communicate better: Having evidence of impact is a powerful way to communicate with funders, customers, policymakers and others. It can also help to engage more people.