The ICSF assists organisations looking to replicate their social impact. This is delivered through a network of members, trusted social and commercial sector consultants, and pro-bono experts, carefully selected on a project-by-project basis. The ICSF uses this process to help organisations replicate.
Expertise is provided in the following areas:
- Search and selection of the best replicable ideas
- Designing projects and organisations for rapid scale
- Replication and franchising feasibility studies
- Creation of operating manuals to be followed
- Legal advice on the best way to set up relationships
Each project is tailored to your needs, so the first step is always getting in touch for an informal conversation.
FoodCycle combine volunteers, surplus food and a free kitchen space to create nutritious meals for people affected by food poverty in the UK and positive social change in the community. We are helping them design and systematise the organisation for scale to 200 locations across the UK. The project is funded by NESTA. www.foodcycle.org.uk
The ICSF was commissioned by Big Society Capital to assess the viability of investing into franchised social enterprise. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive of Big Society Capital said “We’re particularly delighted that the ICSF has been founded to carry out some of the recommendations, particularly around having a support body for those thinking of franchising.” Read the report here. www.bigsocietycapital.com
The ICSF were commissioned by GSK to look at replicable models in healthcare with significant social benefit. The ICSF deployed researchers in Kenya and India for 2 months to carry out on the ground research. Results will be published in mid 2013. www.gsk.com
Street League use the power of football to get the most disadvantaged into work, education or training. We helped design their organisation for scale across the UK. www.streetleague.co.uk
The ICSF worked with Experian to scale up their social impact through development of a new Corporate Responsibility strategy. www.experian.co.uk
The ICSF is working with UKCF, a network of comminity foundations across the UK, to develop a strategy for replicating their grentees and is conducting training workshops. www.ukcommunityfoundations.org
The ICSF is working with the Youth Hostel Association to improve the functioning of their ‘enterprise’ network, a network on independently owned hostels across the UK. www.yha.org.uk
GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. They are a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities. GoodGym is planning international expansion and the ICSF have been assisting by mentoring the Chief Executive.