Top Marks for Pendle Leisure Trust following Social Return Report

Published on: October 3rd 2022

Pendle Leisure Trust’s latest Social Return on Investment Report has produced a glowing endorsement of the work carried out by the Charitable Trust.

Among the many highlights in the report include the phenomenal figure that “every £1 invested in Pendle Leisure Trust returns a social return on investment of £22.99” evidencing the clear value for money the Trust provides for its residents.

Chief Executive of Pendle Leisure Trust, Alison Goode, said: “It’s clear that Pendle Leisure Trust continues to provide value for money and has maintained its Social Return on Investment figure even through the challenging time of the pandemic.” 

After a difficult couple of years during the pandemic, the report shows the huge impact the Trust’s facilities and activities make to people’s lives.

A creative approach, including using marbles to allow customers to cast their ballot box-style votes, ensured people made their voices heard, with those who took part in the evaluation responding very positively.

The independent evaluator focused on three main categories to ask about changes to people, which were the impact of physical health, mental health and social impact.

The results show the extra value, such as the social value and outcomes that the Trust makes to the residents of Pendle.

Top Stats Include: 

  • Every £1 invested in Pendle Leisure Trust provides a Social Return on Investment of £22.99
  • 90% of customers have seen an improvement in their physical health
  • 92% have seen an improvement in their mental health
  • 85% of customers reported feeling happier
  • 85% feel more positive

Customer endorsements also provided qualitative feedback, including: 

  • “Been coming 30 years – it’s amazing.”
  • “Has greatly helped with my mental health.”
  • “I feel stronger, and I have made friends.”
  • “Given me more discipline – I have poor mental health, and its helping me in all parts of my life.”
  • “I’ve lost 3 stone in a year. I love this facility!”
  • “My confidence has grown loads.”

The full report can be read here.

Top Stats Infographic