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What Can We Do? We Want You! Call for a Creative Facilitator

Deadline 10th March

This project start date is March 25th and end date is 25th August.

What Can We Do is a collective of people working to uplift the needs of Black and Brown Trans People in the UK through fundraising and other support methods.

They are looking for a UK based Black/Brown and Trans person to be their Creative Facilitator. This would involve working with What Can We Do for 5 sessions over the course of the next five months.

This project has a total budget of £1000, this should cover materials, facilitator time and all other project costs. They envisage sessions of 1.5hrs long and accompanying prep time estimated to be 2hrs per session. Payment of project fee will be given after delivery and distributed in five even chunks on receipt of invoice at the end of each month.

Please remember that abilities, knowledge and experience can be gained in lots of different settings – e.g. paid or unpaid work, work in the home, and through educational settings. They also welcome skills outside of the those described here, and there will be space to show these in your proposal.

What they are looking for in a facilitator:

  • Someone who is enthusiastic about working imaginatively with a group over zoom. This can look like working with music, art, writing, or anything else creative
  • Somebody able to facilitate a space in which people are learning, reflecting, and progressing, as well as building skills and resilience
  • Someone who understands that anti racism, anti ableism, and gender equality is at the heart of all good practice
  • Someone who is enthusiastic about becoming a part of the What Can We Do community and taking on a leadership role within that
  • Someone who wishes to make an active difference in changing the political landscape for Black and Brown Trans people in the UK
  • Someone who is continuously learning and wants to support others with their learning to create a structured and dynamic collective practice moving forwards
  • Someone who has lived experience of mental health and who wants to create a culture of positive mental health, bringing people together as a group and taking action to empower and uplift others
  • Someone who can show an ability to maintain boundaries between their personal and professional life

They look forward to hearing in your proposal how you will deliver this exciting project effectively, in time and on budget to meet the widest outcomes for the collective.

This proposal is the first stage of the matching process and they will be inviting the facilitators, whose proposals most match their outline, to engage in a short activity with some of their members to finally assess the best person for the project. These meetings will be arranged in the week commencing 15th March and will most likely take place on an evening.

Please contact malaika@diversifytrans.co.uk  for further information on how to pitch your idea, and with any questions about the proposal process or if you have any accessibility needs.

Deadline for proposal is midnight, Saturday 10th March

You can find out more about the Collective here


CDF – Creative Programme (Grimsby)

Deadline 17th March

The Grimsby Creates Creative Programme has funding available to fund up to four major themes of creative activity which will take place in Grimsby over the next two years.

The four funded projects could include one off events, or a series of activities, artists’ residences or public art.

The vital aim is that work is of a scale and ambition which hasn’t been seen in Grimsby before.

You can express an interest and find out more here

Open High Streets Event (Hull)

Deadline 8th February 

Published 29th January

Hull City Council require the services of an event company to design, develop and manage a socially distanced and COVID compliant event for the city that can be rolled out across the city centre once the city returns to Tier 2 in February/March 2021.

The concept is for the city centre to host a number of installations/interventions across the city centre to remind residents that the city centre has reopened and is a place to visit/shop and engage with

To express an interest click here

Town Centre Covid Recovery Plans (ERYC)

Deadline 19th January

East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) wishes to procure a COVID recovery plan for a number of its towns. The fundamental purpose of this project is to develop an action plan for how the local authority can safely reopen the local economy.

You can find more information, and express an interest, here

Housing Market Assessment (NEL)

Deadline 18th January

The authority is seeking to commission Market Analysis, within the context of the current local plan aspirations, including future employment trends in the context of likely changes to the labour force and implications on housing demand and need, with particularly reference to Grimsby West and Town Centre housing/living.

This study will help to shape the aspiration to create new housing markets, providing analysis to reflect the need for a new type of housing offer in the town centre and urban extension developments.

You can find more information, and express an interest, here

Supported Living DPS Second Engagement Event (Hull)

17th December

If you are a provider of Supported Living services or are considering moving into this area then please register for Hull City Council’s virtual engagement event, which will be delivered via Microsoft Teams, so that you fully understand the process and to ensure your organisation can be a part of this exciting opportunity.

The Council intended to launch the Dynamic Purchasing System earlier this year following the event at the Guildhall, Hull in November 2019, however, the Covid-19 pandemic meant the launch had to be delayed until September this year.

The Council will be holding a virtual engagement sessions on Thursday 17th December, specifically for Adult Supported Living.

Please register for the event via the link below.

Link To Eventbrite

All providers that register will receive a Microsoft Teams calendar invite nearer to the time of the event.

To help them to run the event successfully please can you submit any questions you wish to ask by 5.00pm on 11th December 2020.  Any questions received will be responded to at the event.

Please send your questions to billy.cowlam@hullcc.gov.uk

Hull City Council Supported Living and Vulnerable Young People Leaving Care Accommodation and Support (16-25 years) Dynamic Purchasing System

Hull City Council is seeking suitably qualified providers to supply and deliver supported living services for the Authority’s Adult Social Care and Children & Young People Family Services, by establishing a dynamic purchasing system (DPS). The length of of contracts will be governed by the persons individual needs. Service Providers can join the DPS at any point following its launch. The DPS will be established for a period of 8 years, with an option to extend for up to a further 2 x 1 year periods. Organisations accepted on to the DPS will be invited, via categories to further competitions to bid against individual, or block placements.

Please note that this advert is a sign post for the Supported Living DPS which can be found on this link

This link will take you directly to the DPS page where you can register on the system, access the bid pack information, submit clarification questions and also start your submission process.

For more information go to Procontract

Green social prescribing pilots open for applications

A trailblazing scheme of £4.27m launched on Monday 5th October, aimed at helping the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The project will examine how to scale-up green social prescribing services in England to help improve mental health outcomes, reduce health inequalities and alleviate demand on the health and social care system.

The fund, announced in July by Environment Secretary, George Eustice, is now officially open for funding applications from potential delivery partners. Expressions of Interest to become a ‘test and learn’ site for this pioneering social prescribing project are welcome from partnerships of local health, care and environment leads.

Social prescribing connects people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support and to improve health and wellbeing. Evidence including from Natural England shows that the NHS could save over £2 billion in treatment costs if everyone in England had equal access to good quality green space.

Green prescribing could include support for walking and cycling groups, green gyms, and practical habitat management conservation tasks such as tree planting. For more vulnerable groups, it could include supported visits to local green space, activities such as gardening, and other outdoor activities to reduce isolation and loneliness.

Applications will need to:

  • Be led by an Integrated Care System working with partner organisations, including organisations from the environment sector.
  • Provide a clear explanation of how the project will help to address health inequalities and support coronavirus affected populations.
  • Provide evidence of a whole system and partnership approach to project implementation.
  • Demonstrate relevant experience and ability to deliver.

For more information go to the Government website

Employee Mindfulness (East Riding)

Deadline 11th November

In order to support the Council to fulfil its obligations to members of staff in respect of their emotional resilience and wellbeing both at work and in their personal life, East Riding of Yorkshire Council wish to commission a programme of mindfulness workshops and training courses for its employees.

The aim of this service is to build people’s capacity to thrive, and to create greater resilience to help them deal with issues encountered throughout their private and professional lives. The Council has been running a successful Mindfulness programme for staff members over the past 5 years.

The new service will include a re-focus on using mindfulness for capacity building to enable people to thrive in all areas of their life. Other new areas of focus are the addition of Compassionate Care for Unpaid Carers and Retirement Transition for those who are coming to the end of their career. As a part of this commitment to our staff, we wish to procure a qualified provider to deliver a further two (2) year programme, with options to extend for up to a further two (2) years.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender