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Building Better Opportunities: 'Progress' - Programme Partner tender opportunity

Groundwork UK is looking for a Programme Partner to deliver BBO Progress to young people aged 15-16 years identified as being at risk of becoming NEET across all Warwickshire districts.


Programme Partners are responsible for core programme delivery by deploying Progress Coaches – community-based youth work practitioners with IAG experience who will engage, support and progress a caseload of eligible young people from induction through to sustained onward progression focussed on employment outcomes whilst developing and maintaining appropriate stakeholder relationships. 

Programme Partners will work closely with Local Authorities (and agencies working on their behalf), schools, Area Behaviour Partnerships and other educational providers/ stakeholders, to identify young people (aged 15) who are at risk of becoming NEET. 

Following a period of initial engagement, the Programme Partner(s) will then formally enroll participants on leaving school. They will then work with young people for up to 6 months through an intensive, flexible and responsive combination of coaching and support to access (where appropriate) activities, training and support through our network of Specialist Partners, aiming towards engaging the young person in post-16 education, training or employment. 

In line with the specification, we are particularly keen to receive submissions from organisations able to provide transition support for vulnerable school leavers.  The successful tenderer will ideally be able to deliver across the north and south Warwickshire, but proposals from organisations delivering only in specific areas will be considered. In these circumstances, the full budget may be distributed across a number of successful tenderers.  


How to apply

Please complete the following and submit both documents below to eileen.henderson@groundwork.org.uk and contracts@groundwork.org.uk by 12pm on Thursday 31 May 2018. 

Tender Submission

Form of Tender


Further supporting documents can be downloaded below:

Tender specification

Scoring Matrix


Further Information

For further information or clarification please email progress@groundwork.org.uk stating 'BBO Partnership Tender' in the email subject line, or contact Sarah Duncan or Andy Harrison on 0121 236 8565. 

You can find out more about BBO Progress here.

You can find full details of the Building Better Opportunities programme can be found on the Big Lottery Fund website here. 

Full guidance documents from the Big Lottery Fund can be found here. 

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