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Invitation to Submit Expressions of Interest – Neighbourhood Project

Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to help us deliver sustained change within the community through building a shared understanding and ownership of/ participation in the work needed to help and support young children and their families. Through sustained work we hope to ensure that the neighbourhoods in which families live provide a safe, positive environment in which they and their children can thrive.

We have worked collaboratively with our voluntary and community sector partners to co-produce a neighbourhood model where community outreach staff are managed by a number of community organisations, using a hub and spoke model of delivery.

The number of organisations required is not fixed but will be selected according to the range of specialist expertise and geographical coverage available.

We are looking for organisations who can demonstrate how they could:

  • Enable the delivery of information and key messages in creative ways to ensure more families are able to find out about our projects.
  • Help families to feedback and influence how we deliver our projects.
  • Develop a shared understanding of key messages across neighbourhoods.
  • Enable greater take up of and engagement in our projects.

Within the Better Start Bradford area there is a wide diversity of communities. We therefore recognise that it is unlikely that all organisations rooted within their communities will have the range of expertise or geographical spread to cover our whole programme area either in terms of geography or diversity. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from organisations that can tell us about how they could collaborate and work with others to broaden our reach.

Please refer to the guidance document for further details regarding how we will score and assess applications.

Contract period                        Three years with potential to extend to five years.

Total funding available           In the region of £175,000 per year to cover all applications.

Timeline

Closing date for Expressions of Interest (EOIs):        18 April 2019 – 12 noon

Expressions of Interest evaluation and scoring          29 April to 10 May 2019

Shortlisted organisations invited to interview           13 May to 31 May 2019

Contract start (set-up)                                                     1 July 2019

Delivery start                                                                     1 October 2019

If you have any further queries please email [email protected]

Expressions of Interest Guidance Document (PDF)

Expressions Of Interest Form (Microsoft Word Document)

Logic Model – Neighbourhood Project (PDF)

Please return completed EOIs by 18 April 2019 (by email) to: [email protected]

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