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Take a look at these Tender opportunities for funding in Knowledge Exchange activities. Please pass this on to any colleagues you feel may also be interested. For more information on any opportunity listed, please contact

National Museums Scotland Summative Research & Evaluation

National Museums of Scotland are commissioning a summative research exercise to evaluate the effectiveness of their project team‘s working. The objectives are to: Gather and assess the reflections of their internal and external project teams on the effectiveness of their working together and processes; and nderstand how their project practices can help better future projects working, and establish a way to better ensure that these lessons are learnt/implemented.

Deadline for proposals: 29 June

Funding available: £5,000

Evaluation of Arts Council Strategic Fund

Arts Council England is seeking a provider to evaluate the impact of the national strategic fund ‘Creative People and Places’. The specific aims of this commission are to: collate existing data and reporting evidence available for CPP; provide a formative and summative evaluation of the CPP programme; identify lessons for Arts Council England around how best to support the development of audiences and infrastructure in areas of low engagement; and draw conclusions and highlight the significance of themes arising from the programme.

Deadline for proposals: 4 July

Funding available: £90,000

Greater Manchester ‘Walking Schools’ Engagement

Transport for Greater Manchester wishes to engage an organisation to provide a schools engagement officer to work with schools within the Greater Manchester area to increase walking rates.

Deadline for proposals: 5 July

Agrisearch Economic Appraisal

AgriSearch is issuing an invitation to tender for an economic appraisal of impact and return to farmer levy payers of AgriSearch’s research programme over the last 20 years. The objective of this project is to determine the economic and non-monetary benefits of AgriSearch’s research projects and related activities to the Northern Ireland ruminant livestock sector and in particular the return to farmers on the levy funds they have contributed.

Deadline for proposals: 11 July

Provision of Specialist Low Carbon Advice

Staffordshire County Council is inviting tenders on behalf of the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme funded by European Regional Development Fund for the delivery of Specialist Low Carbon Advice including: Energy Review and Energy & Environment Review; Environmental Management System (EMS) Gap Analysis; and Low Carbon Innovation Review.

Deadline for proposals: 15 July

Funding available: £73,600

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