Creative Scotland: Invitation to Tender | Youth-Led Funding Programme

Closing date: Fri 18 Nov 2022: 12pm

Creative Scotland are seeking a partner organisation to develop and manage a new funding programme for young people’s creative development in 2023.

Building on their previous Youth-Led Funding, they want a partner who will develop a fund with national reach and art-form spread that focuses on supporting young people’s creative ambitions and project ideas, helping them to take their next steps in their own creative development.

The following principles underpin Creative Scotland’s approach to supporting Youth-Led Funding:

Open – They believe that children and young people have the right to access funding for their own creativity and to receive the appropriate support they might need to do this.
Trust – They trust children and young people to make their own decisions and to design funding processes that reflect this.
Celebrate – They value children and young people’s creativity, whatever stage they are at and whatever they go on to do next.

In response to the Invitation to Tender, you will be asked to submit a proposal that:
1. Demonstrates that you have the knowledge, experience, resources and personnel required to manage the funding programme.
2. Outlines your plans for working with young people to develop, deliver and evaluate the funding programme.
3. Outlines how you plan to address access and support needs within the management of the funding programme.
4. Demonstrates that you understand the project requirement and context.

They expect the budget for programme management to be between £13,500 and £15,500 including VAT. The project will include management of a devolved budget of up to £65,000 for direct distribution to young people, including a contribution of £15,000 from Screen Scotland. This money comes from the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

This tender is for management and delivery of the programme to December 2023. While they require funding to be distributed by December 2023, a further three months will be given for concluding funding and reporting.

Deadline: 12noon, Fri 18 November 2022 through the Public Contracts Scotland.

To apply for this opportunity, register with PCS as a supplier if you are not already:

Once registered, complete your application via the PCS Portal using Reference No. OCT462388:

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Closing date: Fri 18 Nov 2022: 12pm