LGBT Sector and Community Development Scheme

Status:  Open to applications

Application Deadline: 31 March 2020


Description

Procurement opportunity for an organisation to deliver an 'LGBT Sector and Community Development Scheme' in England.


Details
Contract Value: £ 200,000
Duration: 1 Year to 2 Years

Value Notes

The grant scheme is worth £400,000 (inclusive of any VAT). In addition, up to £200,000 (inclusive of VAT) is available to administer the grant scheme and to design and deliver the skills development and training interventions.


Duration Notes

The contract will run from 14 January 2019 to 31 March 2020.


Further Information

The Government Equalities Office is seeking to appoint an organisation to deliver an 'LGBT Sector and Community Development Scheme' in England from January 2019 to March 2020. The successful organisation(s) will do two things:

  • Administer a grant scheme, distributing grants to small LGBT voluntary, community and charity sector groups and organisations.
  • Deliver a range of skills development and training interventions to the same grant funding recipient organisations to help them scale, mature and operate more effectively.

The grant scheme is worth £400,000 (inclusive of any VAT). In addition, up to £200,000 (inclusive of VAT) is available to administer the grant scheme and to design and deliver the skills development and training interventions. It is expected that most of this will be used to design and deliver the latter interventions.

The grant scheme's objective is to support community groups and small charitable organisations to deliver locally-based interventions that support and increase the visibility of LGBT people, addressing the findings from the national LGBT survey. These interventions are likely to include things like Pride events and local youth groups.

Any grant-funding recipient organisation would have to commit to taking part in the skills development and training interventions that the successful organisation will design and deliver. The objective for these interventions is to help the grant-funding recipient organisations to understand how to mature, scale and operate themselves more effectively so that they are sustainable over time.

The successful organisation will have existing knowledge of both England's LGBT voluntary, community and charity sector groups and organisations, as well as expertise in capability and capacity building within the voluntary, community and charity sector.               


Bid Process

Applications are being accepted via email only to LGBTgrants.applications@geo.gov.uk, using the application form in the tender document on the Contracts Finder website.

The deadline for submissions is 7 December 2018.


Eligible Expenditure

Funding awarded to winners may be used for venture-related expenses only; not for the personal use of individuals

Application Procedure

Those who have any queries about the progress of their application should contact Social Tech Trust on 01865 334000 or email: hello@socialtechtrust.org


Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download their website.
 
Contact details:
LGBT Queries
Governement Equalities Office 
6th Floor 
Sanctuary Buildings 
Great Smith Street 
London 
SW1P3BT
Email:
LGBTgrants.Questions@geo.gov.uk