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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

Evaluation of RawFfest (Wales’ Youth Arts Festival)

Arts Council of Wales require a consultant to undertake an independent evaluation of the first two years of RawFfest, Wales’ new national youth arts festival. The evaluation report will evidence impact and tell the RawFfest story by highlighting case studies; capturing data and feedback and drawing on quantitative as well as qualitative evidence to record and measure outputs/outcomes. Along with hard data, they are keen to capture the spirit of this inventive youth arts project through the Evaluation process. Film, digital media and photographic documentation could therefore feature as an important element of the evaluation.

Deadline for proposals: 6 July

Funding available: £15,000

Basford Hall Health, Well-being & Care Hub Consultancy

Nottingham City Council are seeking to appoint a consultant to undertake a study to produce the future vision for a Health, Well-being & Care Hub. The consultancy study will initially focus on research into the demand and growth in health and social care training. It will need to investigate new and existing funding streams in order deliver this training provision which could in turn influence the longer term re-development opportunities and options on and around Basford Hall.

Deadline for proposals: 11 July

Research into the Food and Drink Retail Envrionment in Scotland

Food Standards Scotland wishes to commission research into the food and drink retail environment in Scotland. This research will provide an assessment of the evidence base on retailing practices to provide FSS with an overview of how food and drink retailing currently works in Scotland and the factors that could be changed to guide consumer purchasing towards a balanced diet. The evidence will be used to support efforts to improve the Scottish diet and make it easier for consumers to make healthier choices.

Deadline for proposals: 25 July

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