Call for partners to work on foresight projects in specialist sectors

We've had some interesting applications for this project, but would love to hear from you if you think it would be something you could benefit from! Don't forget the deadline is this Friday...

Are the organisations you support bogged down with day to day problems with no time to look ahead?

  • Do you want some space to think about how external factors will impact on the organisations you support in the medium to long term?
  • Do you want to help organisations to respond positively and proactively?
  • Do you want to take part in cutting-edge research with an experienced team?

We are requesting expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to tender for a joint research and strategy project into the drivers (external forces/trends) affecting your specialist sector. These projects are part of the Improving Support workstream on change, which aims to improve the support offered by the sector’s infrastructure.

NCVO Third Sector Foresight helps voluntary and community organisations to understand how the world is changing around them and use this knowledge to make better strategic decisions. 

Five different organisations are sought for five separate partnership projects (each of 6 months) over 2009 – 2010. Partners will receive a grant of £5,000 as a contribution towards the staff time required for participation.

Taking part in this project will enable you to support organisations to be more: 

  • Sustainable
  • Risk-aware
  • Innovative
  • Proactive
  • Mission-focused

Expressions of interest will be evaluated according to ‘best fit’ principles and success factors will include fit with a gap analysis of the work so far completed and/or planned by NCVO Third Sector Foresight.

It is the intention to award all partnerships now, with start dates of April 2009 (two organisations), October 2009 (one organisation) and April 2010 (two organisations).  Organisations can suggest their preferred start dates as part of the tender.

For full application criteria and processes, terms and conditions, please email us for an application pack. 

Completed expressions of interest should be received by 5pm on 30th January 2009.

Last updated at 15:08 Mon 18/May/09.
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Don’t forget that the deadline for applications is 5pm on 30th January!

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