Funding news - 05/10/2017

Baring Foundation Seeks Learning Partner to Strengthen the Voluntary Sector

The Baring Foundation has announced a call for tenders for a learning partner to support its Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme.

Working in collaboration with the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Legal Education Foundation, the Baring Foundation is seeking a new learning partner which will act as a ‘critical friend’ to the Foundation, its funding partners and grantees. The new partner could be from a not-for-profit organisation, company or university as long as they can show that they have a history of engagement with the voluntary sector and an understanding of the role of research and evaluation, including commissioning.

The Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme supports effective use of the law and human rights based approaches by the voluntary sector in the UK.

The Baring Foundation anticipates developing a dynamic relationship where the learning partner:

  • Challenges the assumptions underpinning the programme.
  • Actively seeks out and draws together emerging practice from the funding.
  • Is capable of being supportive, open and honest when things are going less well.
  • Scans the horizon for best practice at a domestic and international level.
  • Develops appropriate and sensitive methods of data collection.
  • Supports the Foundation’s strategy for disseminating its learning, including through convening relevant stakeholders.

The successful applicant could expect to receive £30,000 per year for three years, reviewed annually.

The deadline for tenders is 30 October 2017 (5pm). Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on 21 November 2017.

Full details can be found on the Baring Foundation website.

Source: Baring Foundation, 05/10/2017