Social Impact Pledge – what does it mean for your community?

Social Impact Pledge logoCommunities Channel Scotland is pleased to host the Social Impact Pledge, a Scottish Government initiative aimed at increasing the social impact of public sector organisations across Scotland.

The Social Impact Pledge asks public sector organisations across Scotland to commit to increasing their social impact by making a public commitment to changing three aspects of their current operations or policies. This should be three things that they are not doing currently and haven't done before. A range of public sector organisations have already made pledges, including Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Social Services Council and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

The Communities Channel website contains more info on the Social Impact Pledge. The site shows all the pledges made so far in full and also contains a map displaying the locations in Scotland that should directly benefit from these pledges.

The Scottish Government and Communities Channel Scotland hope to see a growing number of communities benefiting from Social Impact Pledges and would be interested to hear people's experiences of, and thoughts about, the initiative. For instance, maybe there's a public sector organisation that you would like to see make a pledge, or maybe you'd just like to find out more about exisiting pledges. The Social Life section has some ideas and tells you who to contact.

Find out more on Communities Channel Scotland