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Social Impact Research Report 2022

The Award is a youth charity striving to give more young people each year access to a high quality, non-formal education and learning experience. To demonstrate the value of the impact of the Award, we have conducted a Social Value analysis for the last few years. Social Value is the value of changes that stakeholders of the Award experience due to their involvement with the Award.

Our stakeholders are the young people who take part in the Award, the adults who volunteer to support them through their Award experience, and the wider community that benefits from the Award-related activities undertaken by young people and adults in the Award, in terms of contributions to the economy and through volunteering.

Through our Social Value research, we estimate that $29.5 million in social value was generated through the Awards gained in 2021/22 through the delivery of the Award framework. A further $ 42.3 million is estimated in future value, due to the 2021/22 cohort of Award Holders’ continuation of their personal development activities over their lifetime, following completion of their Award.

The results of this report show that by mahi tahi ana with our partners, participants, Award Leaders and wider Award community, the Award can nurture communities and continue to support rangatahi to achieve their goals - despite the challenges of modern life. Achieving these goals gives participants the tools to improve their mental and physical health, discover their identity and place in the world, serve charities, increase their employability and be part of a solution that develops social cohesion in society.

Please read our Social Impact Report 2022 Press Release and check out the report below.

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