Bronze Online Application

Make your social value commitment today.

SVQM Bronze is the entry point and marks the first step in verifying your commitment to creating, measuring and reporting social value.

This area makes it easy for you to sign up to the Mark.

SVQM Bronze

Where to start – the requirements

These are the main requirements for achieving Bronze. Each will need to be evidenced when you submit your application.

Nominate an executive sponsor and social value lead


Nominate an executive sponsor and social value lead

Social value commitment starts at the top. It should be part of your senior decision-making, culture and how you do business.

Establish an internal Social Value development group


Establish an internal Social Value development group

Your development group will help embed social value throughout the organisation, so we recommend it includes department heads and influential representatives from different parts of your business.

Define social value for your organisation


Define social value for your organisation

Social value is the positive impact you create for society. We invite you to make this definition specific to your organisation, in collaboration with your team.

Demonstrate your community and patient values and expectations


Develop your social value legacy statement

This is your outward-facing statement of your organisation’s role in society, so it should feel impactful. Think beyond your products and services to the difference your organisation makes to people’s lives.

Wheel of value


Create your social value pledges

You will need to submit a minimum of 6 pledges, aligned to the mandatory Community Themes. There are also four discretionary themes. You are not required to make a pledge against all of these; focus on the ones where you can make the most impact.

For example: ‘We pledge to support the local economy by sourcing through local SMEs and integrating social enterprise.’

Health & Wellbeing
Employment and Volunteering
Education and Skills

Crime and justice
Social and Community

Create measurable Key Value Indicators


Create measurable Key Value Indicators

Your KVIs are the targets against which you’ll measure progress against your pledges. These should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Bound. An example might be:

‘Raise £20,000 for our selected charity partners in 2024’
Or, ‘Provide 12 weeks of work experience for secondary schools in 2024’

Create your roadmap


Create your roadmap

You need to provide a 2-page roadmap setting out how you will deliver your social value plans over a 12 month period. This should include statements and milestones around research, consultation, delivery, measurement and reporting.

Commit to report within 12-months


Commit to report within 12-months

When you sign up to Bronze, you agree to gather the data necessary to support your pledges. This means you should be ready to report back with evidence and case studies.

Prepare for your Silver Award audit


Prepare for your Silver Award audit

Don’t wait until your Bronze award is due to expire; apply for Silver in plenty of time. It builds on Bronze by asking for your 12-month forecast, so it’s a logical next step.

Pricing Structure

Up to 999k £495
1m to 2.4m £695
2.5m to 4.9m £850
5m to 9.9m £995
10m to 24.9m £1095
25m to 49.9m £1195
50m to 99.9m £1,395
100m to 249.9m £1,695
250m to 499m £1,895
500m to 999m £1,995
1bn to 4.99bn On Request
5bn to 9.99bn On Request
10bn + On Request

Ready to apply? Upload your evidence and you’ll be taken to the payment page. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer, or raise a proforma invoice.