Resilient Scotland is committed to meeting the following charitable objects:
- To prevent and/or relieve poverty amongst those living in Scotland
- To advance community development, and urban and rural regeneration
- To advance education
We will do this is in the following ways
|The types and availability of finance and support offered to social enterprises, community organisations and charities as they grow||We will build an evidence base of what works best through continuous evaluation of our products|
|The social investment market in Scotland||We work with organisations who have not previously accessed social investment and measure the impact of investment on the business|
|The lives of people in our communities||Indirectly, through the social enterprises and charities we support|
Since making our first investment in 2013, we have been working with our investees to determine the impact of these investments, both on the organisations and the communities in which they work.
Our investments have allowed investees to develop and expand faster and ultimately create more jobs; some reported that their organisations would not exist were it not for RSL believing that their business could contribute to the regeneration of the local area.
An initial Start & Grow Impact Report was produced in 2014, which illustrates the impact of investment on the first investees. You can read the report here.
We revised the way we measure the social impact of our investments, introducing a framework based on the Big Society Capital matrix, which reflects the variety of social impact that our investments allow you to make. The framework has six outcome categories; which will allow you to explain what you intend to achieve and subsequently demonstrate how your organisation is making a difference.