CAN Invest - Case Studies

Examples of the work we have done... 

Cultivate London

CAN Invest and Cultivate London won a grant from Big Potential in 2017 to help them understand how to
expand their garden services enterprise in order to both increase their social impact and to reduce reliance
on grant funding.


CAN Invest and SEUK were commissioned to undertake an Impact evaluation for FY 2017. Landmarc recognised that internal activities and the external landscape has changed and therefore wanted to get a more accurate and relevant understanding. 

Shared Assets

CAN Invest accepted Shared Assets to join their CAN³ accelerator programme in August 2017, to help the organisation increase their income and financial sustainability, whilst also developing a deeper understanding of their social impact. 

Football Beyond Borders

CAN Invest and FBB won a grant from Big Potential in 2017 to help FBB understand how to scale their programme outside of London and develop an investment proposition to support this expansion.

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Speakers Trust

CAN Invest created a Theory of Change and refined social impact survey for the charity Speakers Trust.

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The Posh Club

CAN Invest begun working with Duckie in 2016 and since then, the network has grown from two to five clubs with regular events happening in Crawley, Hackney and Elephant and Castle and new clubs opening in Hastings and Brighton in early 2018.

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Brightside now has an impact measurement framework and Theory of Change.

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SHINE commissioned CAN Invest and the International Centre for Social Franchising to conduct a review of one of their programmes, ‘SHINE on Saturday’.

CAN Invest developed a bespoke impact measurement framework and data collection methodology to capture the impact PACT delivers over the three year programme

Manor House PACT

CAN Invest helped MHDT to help measure the social impact that the PACT project delivered over two years, for over 1,000 beneficiaries, across more than 15 projects.

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School for Social Entrepreneurs

SSE schools can now share what they do and the impact they have in a more consistent and coherent way.

BITC arc programme 

CAN Invest analysed the arc programme to date in terms of its impact through an impact report outlining the evidence, analysis and valuations of the impact as appropriate.

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Manor House Development Trust (MHDT) - SROI

Following on from their previous social impact report, CAN Invest provided 1-2-1 advice and mentoring in the development of a Social Report on Investment report and factsheet.

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SHINE on Saturday

CAN Invest developed a scalable financial model for SHINE to triple the number of students it will help, with the confidence that key social impact/outcomes will be delivered.
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CAN Invest measured the impact of years 2 and 3 of the PACT programme for its stakeholders.


West Lindsey Community Assets Fund

The West Lindsey Community Assets Fund (CAF) was an innovative £1.2m fund that supported community enterprises in Lincolnshire between 2012 and 2015.


 Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG)  

Shepherds Bush Housing Group (SBHG)

CAN Invest produced a Consolidated Impact Framework, which showed that SBHG creates £3 worth of social value for every £1 spent.



QISMET asked CAN Invest to assess the feasibility of developing an impact assessment tool to demonstrate that external certification brings benefits to organisations, commissioners, and ultimately results in better quality services for patients.

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London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

We worked with LEYF to develop a social impact framework and a presentation for social investors.

Our approach balanced the need to demonstrate long-term impact with cost effectiveness and flexibility, and the innovative framework allows LEYF to better monitor and manage social outcomes across 24+ nurseries as they scale their impact across London.

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We worked with Landmarc to prepare their first consolidated social impact report, enabling them to understand their economic, environmental and social value and provide a way for them to prove their competitive advantage.

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 We worked with Porchlight to evaluate one of its Canterbury-based Young Persons’ Services (YPS).

Our independent research found that every £1 invested in Porchlight’s YPS produced £5.95 of social value. 



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