Invitation to tender for an evaluation and learning partner

Grapevine is inviting proposals for an evaluation and learning partner for our Connecting for Good programme in Coventry.

We are seeking proposals from individuals and organisations with experience of:

  • Evaluating community-led programmes, including community organising by
  • Evaluating systems change initiatives
  • Working as a learning partner
  • The ‘transformative networks’ field of practice.
A large group holds flags and placards beneath a rainbow roof and walls in Coventry city centre. They are all smiling at the camera.
Reconnection Tour Coventry, hosted by Connecting for Good in July 2022. Credit: Dom Fleming Photography

We would like to work with a person or team who can work in an engaged way, closely with Connecting for Good’s community organising team and experience the programme’s activities.

Connecting for Good is a social movement against isolation and marginalisation being sparked, nurtured and grown by Grapevine.

We use community organising methods to enable local people to respond to their challenges, creating new community assets and new community leadership that can keep responding to new challenges or aspirations.

We also focus on trying to address systemic failings and causes as well as involving other organisations and sectors.

Examples of initiatives sparked by Connecting for Good and local people include: Survivor Sanctuary, Forward Fathers, Coventry Urban Eden, Destination Ball Hill, Cov Cares, Community Woodland, Coventry OutSpoke and Need The Loo, to name a few.

Read more about all of these community initiatives and the full Invitation To Tender specification in our document here.

Click this link to visit the dedicated Connecting for Good website.

Follow this link for more about what we do at Grapevine and also our strategy for 2023-25.

Please raise any questions via email by 5pm on Monday 18 September. Responses to questions will be shared with all bidders who have made contact with us to indicate their interest in submitting a proposal.

The deadline for proposals is noon, Friday 6 October 2023.

Contact deputy CEO Mel Smith or CEO Clare Wightman for further information.