Codi’r To Research Project, a Social return on investment

Collaborating Investigators/Institutions:

Gwawr Ifan, School Of Music, Bangor University

Project Summary

This report  provides an overview,  analysis and evaluation of the credibility of  the  music based  intervention  'Codi’r To', a pilot Welsh-medium project, set up in two schools in deprived areas in North Wales, namely  Ysgol Glancegin, Maesgeirchen, Bangor  and Ysgol Maesincla,  Caernarfon.   It is probably the only minority language focused El Sistema project in the world.  The report was commissioned to determine whether this project was having a positive effect on the participating children and, potentially, enhancing their lives. The initial aim of the report was, if the results were positive, to assist in acquiring more funding for this project. It has now received further funding until March 2015. The method used was Social Return on Investment (SROI), a method not normally used in conventional accounting, since it examines the social, environmental and economic value of a project or activity and places a monetary value upon it.