Community Energy England and Leapfrog, with assistance from South East London Community Energy and RINA, have created a tool for the community energy sector which allows organisations to collect data on the social impacts that their community enterprises create. 

The Social Impact Tool is free to use and was created after a need for it was identified by the sector, in particular, the need to standardise how this data is collected and reported.

It is designed to be completed annually and allows an organisation to send separate surveys to its members, volunteers and site managers, which provides opportunity for a wide range of data to be collected, analysed and benchmarked.

Community Energy England will have access to the national data set which will feed into a national analysis of the benefits of community energy across England and Wales and will enable Community Energy England to conduct more informed policy work and campaigning.

Registration is by request only at this stage. Requests to use the tool must be sent via email to socialimpact@communityenergyengland.org and include…

  • Organisation name
  • Contact email
  • Contact name
  • Log on email address (if different to contact email address) - A default password will be emailed to this address and the user will be asked to update it
  • Phone number
  • Organisation postal address
  • Geographical region
  • Financial year end

We hope you find this tool of use. We plan to refine and develop the tool into the future and welcome input from those who it was designed for. If you have feedback on the tool or have any questions, please contact Community Energy England.

This tool was coded by Richard Lane and funded by Friends Provident Foundation.