Game Changer is a £5.6 million project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) and European Social Fund (ESF) which will run until March 2023 designed to support 1814 young people aged 15 to 24 who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) or at risk of NEET across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
It will support young people to overcome the challenges, sometimes complex, they face; understand their individual aptitudes, passions and interests; develop skills and experiences; build connectivity and networks, resulting in improved confidence, removal of previous barriers, increased skills levels and ultimately them progressing into work, apprenticeships or long-term learning/ training.
The programme is delivered by working with businesses, matching their needs and aspirations with the passions and skills of young people. From experiencing potential careers via sector-based work placements to challenge based learning sessions where young people can grow and express themselves openly and explore opportunities, young people on the programme will receive support tailored to their needs.
Game Changer aims to give young people the freedom to explore and view their future from a different perspective and experience a broad range of career opportunities. Real Ideas is leading Game Changer, with a partnership of five delivery organisations, all of whom will provide the opportunity for young people to achieve a brighter future for themselves and be part of an inclusive and growing Cornish economy.
Game Changer also provides young people with a means of expanding their qualifications and building foundation skills that enable them to progress including functional skills, sector specific skills and some transferable qualifications when appropriate that provide stronger paths into progression.
The offer: Specialist digital support for young people interested in pathways into the industry.
This invitation is a tender opportunity for a company to deliver engaging provision that meets the needs of young people on the Game Changer programme, who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), enabling them to achieve a positive progression. We expect to see young people gain confidence, wider skills and secure their next steps due to the support they receive from a digital offer.
The tender is therefore open to a digital professional to offer personalised coaching and mentoring support for individuals:
With young people engaging in group activities and 1-2-1 support, Game Changers should
Utilising the referrals from the Game Changer programme, the successful tender would be expected to have 50% achieving a positive progression into employment, further education or learning by 31st March 2023.
The chosen organisation will be required to deliver the following provision:
Provision must support participants to progress into employment, apprenticeship, education or training on completion.
The successful tenderer will be expected to:
Tender applications will need to demonstrate the following, which each application will be assessed on:
Two payments will be made between November 2022 and March 2023
1 day a week (or 7 hours across the week) from November 2022 – March 2023
(Specific dates tbc – but would be 20 x days)
The fee must include possible travel as travel expenses will not be paid in addition to the tender.
Timeline for delivering the work
|Final queries to be received by||5pm 1st November 2022|
|Applications for submissions deadline||12pm 7th November 2022|
|Evaluation of tenders using award criteria||WE 18th November 2022|
|Stand still period||Ends 12th December 2022|
|Contract awarded to winning tender||21st November 2022|
|Contract commences||13th December 2022|
|Evidence to be audited and signed off||Every 3-4 weeks|
|Contract end date||March 2023|
Responding to this Invitation to Tender
Please email your CV, along with response to the brief (no more than 1 A4 page) to Kate Rowlands, Programme Lead: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07595 491018.
All successful applicants will need to show proof of an in-date Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, public liability insurance certificate and have the ability to travel across Cornwall where needed.
Any submissions without these policies will be deemed to be incomplete and therefore voided from the process.
Deadline for submission 7th November 2022
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Kate Rowlands, Programme Lead on the detail above.