23 June 2017

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Research by Book Trust

Bookstart social return on investment

Report shows that Bookstart programme creates social value

The social, environmental and economic value created by Bookstart in England was quantified by Just Economics LLP as part of a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for the 2009/10 financial year.

Using the UK Cabinet Office process for assessing SROI, the report found that:
> for every £1 invested by the state, Bookstart returned £25 of value to society
> In total, £614m of social value was generated from £9m of Department for Education funding through Booktrust’s leveraging of support from private sector partners, local authorities and Primary Care Trusts.

Download the SROI summary report