Bookstart social return on investment

The social, environmental and economic value created by Bookstart in England was quantified by Just Economics LLP as part of a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis for the 2009/10 financial year.

Using the UK Cabinet Office process for assessing SROI, the report found that:
> for every £1 invested by the state, Bookstart returned £25 of value to society
> In total, £614m of social value was generated from £9m of Department for Education funding through Booktrust’s leveraging of support from private sector partners, local authorities and Primary Care Trusts.

The SROI report can be found on this page: Bookstart Research