Community Investment Health Check

We define community investment as the work that organisations do alongside local people and communities to help them thrive.  

With increasing community needs and finite available resources, a strategic, joined-up approach to community investment activities is critical.  

Using our expertise and experience, we have designed a free health check tool to support you to maximise your impact, for the benefit of local people and communities across the UK and develop an action plan to support your work. 

Ready to start?

Start your free community investment health check

Discover the tool

Accessed via HACT’s online platform’s community investment channel, the free tool takes you through a series of simple questions so you can gain an understanding of your organisation’s current offer; organisational vision; organisational understanding; strategy, and community input.


You can access this free tool here.

Accessible via the HACT Platform

Log in to the platform and head to the Community Investment channel from the homepage

Select the health check and complete the simple questions

Receive your personalised action plan

Need to get in touch?

Contact our Communities Team

Discover our range of community investment services

Strategy Development

What does community or social investment mean to your organisation?

Our team of specialists can support you in creating the right strategy for your community work and delivering an organisation-wide approach to community investment tailored to your community priorities and aspirations.

Community Needs Assessment

How connected are you to issues and opportunities in your areas?

As part of our community research offer we have the tools and expertise to help you to identify local issues and priorities and to pinpoint key partners and collaboration opportunities across any designated area. Supporting you to maximise your investment in communities.

CI Health check

How do your community activities compare to others?

Thanks to our many networks and collaborations we have a thorough understanding of good and emerging practice in community investment across the sector. We can work with you and your teams to review your existing delivery and to provide inspiration for the wider sector and beyond – providing you with a roadmap to improving your approach to community investment.

Evaluation & Learning Partner Services

How are your community programmes performing?

Whether you are looking to develop an evaluation approach for a new programme or would like to understand the social impact of your existing initiatives our team of experienced social researchers can support you to capture and report on the impact of your work, as well as making recommendations for improving future provision.

Community engagement

How involved are residents in shaping your community activities?

Good community investment involves community members in every stage of designing, delivering and evaluating a programme or service. Our communities team can support you to conduct community research and increase your capacity to co-design activities with residents and local partners.

Bespoke training

Are your teams up to speed with best practice in community investment?

The voluntary and community sector is constantly evolving, to ensure your teams have a good understanding of emerging issues, opportunities and good practice we can work with you to design and deliver training programmes aligned to your community priorities.

Let's talk

If you have a question, query or idea, we’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch with our Head of Communities and Projects, Rebecca Rieley

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