Five tips for charities

2 November 2016

Want to know what makes a successful PBE project? Here are five tips to consider before you get in touch with us!

Evaluating Tomorrow's People's Opportunity Partnership grant from HSBC

28 March 2017

Tomorrow's People is a national employment charity that works with those facing multiple barriers to employment and equips them with the skills and confidence they need to get and keep a job. The charity approached Pro Bono Economics to undertake an evaluation of their work funded by a £30m grant from HSBC (part of HSBC’s Opportunity Partnership) to four charities working with disadvantaged people to drive employment...

PBE study reveals the crippling cost of lung disease in the UK

15 March 2017
Lung disease costs the UK a staggering £11 billion each year, according to the latest report by Pro Bono Economics (PBE) for the British Lung Foundation PBE report “Estimating the Economic Burden of Respiratory Illness in the UK” for the British Lung Foundation breaks down the cost of respiratory health to the NHS and to society

With £9.9 billion falling directly on the NHS and £1.2 billion on the wider economy through days off work...

Volunteers from Frontier evaluate the impact of Giving World on disadvantaged economic and social groups

1 March 2017

Giving World today published a report by Pro Bono Economics evaluating Giving World’s activities. Giving World distributes surplus goods, including basic necessities such as food and clothing, and other useful items such as education materials, children’s toys, books and personal hygiene products to more disadvantaged economic and social groups, such as people with health problems, families and people on low incomes, children, elderly and the homeless. Giving World distributed goods worth £2...

An Impact Assessment of Street Soccer Academy

7 February 2017
PBE economists prove that sport has the power to put lives back on track With an annual turnover of just over £200K, Street Soccer Academy delivers £2 million in social benefits, according to top economists volunteering through Pro Bono Economics

We all know that active participation in sport is good for us -- it improves our health, wellbeing and even happiness -- but what are its quantifiable benefits to society?

Beyond improving health, can sport and exercise really make...

Looking at the impact of SHINE's Saturday programme on pupils' development

1 February 2017
Looking at the impact of SHINE's Saturday programme on pupils' development Problem

SHINE (Support and Help in Education) is an educational charity that gives disadvantaged children the opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence they need to turn their potential into success at school and beyond. SHINE approached Pro Bono Economics to determine whether a full economic impact assessment could be...

Advice to Action for Refugees in Lewisham on the impact of their Rainbow Club

25 October 2016

Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) is a self-help organisation for refugees and asylum seekers in Lewisham, one of the most deprived boroughs in London. AFRIL works to relieve poverty and isolation amongst this vulnerable group, advance their education, and provide services to improve social integration. They currently provide several services including ESOL classes, The Rainbow Club (a Saturday school), Advice Services, Monthly Sunday Tea,...

Advising Newham New Deal Partnership on a data collection framework for volunteers

14 October 2016

Newham New Deal Partnership (Newham NDP) is a service delivery charity working in Newham since 2004. The Good Neighbours Services (GNS) provide support to older people, people with dementia and those with...

Helping the British Red Cross better evaluate confidence in First Aid trainees

12 October 2016

The British Red Cross (BRC) is a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. In the UK, BRC helps people to withstand and recover from emergencies in their...

St Giles Trust: looking at the impact of Choices, a programme for disadvantaged youths

3 October 2016

Adding value or quick fix? St. Giles Trust shows it is both value for money and value added in new Pro Bono Economics report...