ERDF IMPACT Project: Assessing the economic, social and environmental impact - Final report

Richard Hazenberg, Meanu Bajwa-Patel

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

Abstract

The Impact project aimed, through a programme of engagement, assessment, specialist workshops, networking and comprehensive online support, to work with existing and new start-up social enterprises across the East of England to raise their awareness of the benefits of greater business resource efficiency and assist them to understand how they can improve it. The research evaluation was conducted employing a mixed-methods approach to data collection. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected and analysed utilising the appropriate methods of analysis for the nature of the data. Data collection tools have included: secondary data collected during on-site audits, semi-structured interviews and a focus group discussion with participant voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs).
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyERDF (European Regional Development Fund)
Number of pages42
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Business Support
  • Clean Energy
  • Social Value

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