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Helium Artist Chelsea Canavan and Distance Creates participant Donnchadh Burrows.

Social Return on Investment Study

We’re delighted to have our new Social Return on Investment Study launched by the Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon today. The research found that for every €1 invested in Helium Arts, the organisation generated a social value of €1.98. Social Return on Investment refers to benefits that do not have a clear financial value, and is a means of quantifying the wider social, economic, and environmental impact of an organisation like Helium Arts.

The SROI research was carried out according to a number of established principles, including: transparency; independent verification; use of appropriate benchmarks and external standards; and engaging in comprehensive dialogue with all stakeholders, including children, families, artists, volunteers and the health sector, to arrive at a full understanding of how Helium Arts operates. 

You can read our Impact Report below or head over to the ‘Our Impact’ section of our website to download the PDF.