Social Value


We have a range of resources to help people at all stages of their social value journey. Here are some useful resources, links and videos about social value below:

Case studies

Guidance Documents


Social Value event

VCS Social Value training :

What is the definition of local?

Within the boundaries of the Rotherham borough.

My business is not located in Rotherham, how can I offer a Social Value commitment?

Your business does not need to be located in Rotherham to provide a Social Value commitment. The Council utilises the National TOMs as its mechanism for the measurement and management of social value commitments. The Council has selected from the National TOMs those measures where it feels there will be the greatest impact to address some of the issues being faced. However, we are not being prescriptive as to which of these measures you must deliver.  The National TOMs acts like a menu of options for you to consider and you are able to select those you are confident you are capable of delivering if you were awarded the specific contract. It is acknowledged that if you are not based in Rotherham then you may not have the same ability to employ local people, however, there is opportunity for you to consider how much money you could spend directly in Rotherham through the use of local supply chains, and as a result do these local supply chains employ Rotherham residents? There are also opportunities to provide unemployment support (i.e. CV writing sessions, interview preparation skills) or professional advice to local Voluntary and Community Sector Enterprises (VCSEs). Be creative in your approach and think of the things you could be doing, not just the things that you are doing.