Social Finance is inviting applications to partner in our established Maximising Access to Education Programme, through securing the engagement and participation of families in building local responses to exclusion from school.
The programme is based in Cheshire West and Chester and Gloucestershire areas, and we are looking for a partner in each local area to work directly with children and young people affected by exclusion, along with their parents and carers. Their engagement over the eight month contract period will be foundational to shaping a pilot response, which is due to launch in March 2021.
Please read the full specification document which outlines the requirements and how to apply (PDF).
To apply, please fill out this application form according to the template format (Word document). Please submit any accessibility issues or clarification questions and all completed applications to:
This tender will be live from Thursday 11th June 2020 until the submission deadline of 12pm (noon) Friday 10th July 2020. During this period, clarification questions may be submitted up until 12pm (noon) Monday 6th July. The evaluation process will take place during the week commencing 13th July and all applicants will be notified of the final decision by the end of July.
The End of Life Care Integrator (EOLCI) is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) across the UK for our third wave of investment.
The EOLCI was set up in 2016 with the support of Professor Bee Wee, National Clinical Director for End of Life Care CBE and other senior leaders in the NHS. It was created with the sole purpose of improving EOLC community services and in turn, the experience of patients, families and practitioners.
At the heart of our work lies our partnership approach and our socially focused ethos. These elements combined with our ability to invest over the longer term, allow us to work with our partners for the duration of a project (up to 5 years).
Please read the full document on how to apply (PDF). Once you are ready you can complete an Expression of Interest by 26th February at the latest (at this stage we only need a brief outline of your proposal).
Proud winner's HSJ System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award
We are delighted to announce that NEL in collaboration with Fareham and Gosport CCG, OptiMedis Cobic, Imperial College Health Partners (ICHP), Social Finance and PPL, are the 2019 Health Service Journal (HSJ) winners for the System Leadership Initiative of the Year Award.
GO Lab interviewed our CEO, David Hutchison and discussed: What have been the greatest learning curves for Social Finance in the past decade? How do you create successful cross sector partnerships? How can we encourage transparency without fear of advertising failures? Full interview also on our website:
Update: We have now released FAQs for the F4J DIB Management Information System RFP.
Please note that the deadline is extended from 31st August to 7th September.
Around 40% of youth aged 18-29 in the West Bank and Gaza are unemployed, with women disproportionately represented among those out of work. Individuals with high levels of education also suffer high rates of unemployment, suggesting that the education system is failing to equip youth with the skills relevant to the labour market. Workforce development programmes in the West Bank and Gaza have benefited from approximately USD$140 million in donor investment since 2001, but programmes have focussed almost exclusively on skills training provision alone, failing to build partnerships with the private sector that could help inform training content development and facilitate education-to-employment transitions for young people.
The West Bank and Gaza Youth Employment Development Impact Bond (DIB) will be the world’s first training and employment DIB sponsored by the World Bank as part of the Finance for Jobs programme. It aims to support around 1,500 unemployed Palestinian young people aged 18-29 into training opportunities and employment. Investors will fund the upfront delivery of training and employment placement services, and will be repaid by an Outcome Funder—in this case, the World Bank, through the Project Implementation Agency (PIA), DAI Global—on the basis of pre-agreed training and employment outcomes being achieved by young people through the programme. A key principle of the DIB is giving service providers the freedom and flexibility to try different approaches to achieving the outcomes, and it is important for both service providers and the DIB manager to be able to use data to evidence outcomes and understand what works to achieve them. The DIB therefore requires a Management Information System (MIS) which enables the project to track, monitor, and record the case profiles, training and employment journeys, service delivery activities and outcomes of service users.
We are seeking a provider who:
• Is knowledgeable about the issue the DIB is seeking to address, results-based financing and/or the local context;
• Is able and willing to work with Social Finance and other relevant stakeholders, such as investors, in a collaborative, flexible and communicative manner that is ultimately centred on the end users of the system;
• Understands and is able to advise on the data security implications of developing a MIS for a programme with many international stakeholders; and
• Is able to carry out the work required in a cost-effective and timely way.
We anticipate that there will be two phases to this work:
• Phase 1: Development and testing (to be carried out in the two months following the date of contract signing on Page 8) of a prototype MIS
• Phase 2: Final configuration and deployment of the MIS (in parallel with the commencement of service delivery), with a low level of ongoing support and/or maintenance over the duration of the DIB
Bidders are invited to suggest the activities and work which will be needed in each phase in order to deliver an MIS which meets the requirements of the DIB. This contract is for the work required in Phase 1, but the successful bidder will be the preferred candidate to deliver Phase 2 and should therefore include plans and an indicative budget for Phase 2 in their proposals.
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