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Today’s Tenders

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

Understanding Arts Council England’s Reputation

Arts Council England wishes to commission a research project to explore perceptions of the Arts Council as a place to work. They would like to understand these perceptions across a broad pool of people, but within this pool should be included a range of individuals with characteristics protected under the Equality Act.

Deadline for proposals: 10 October

Study of the Agency Cost Element of the Rate of NHS Funded Nursing Care

The Secretary of State for Health is commissioning a study of the agency cost element of the rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care (NHS FNC) in England. The purpose of the study is to: consider and identify the agency cost component at a national level, of providing registered nursing care as part of a package of care in a nursing care home in England; deliver an estimate of the agency cost component of NHS FNC by region, which can be used to inform re-calculation of the overall and regional rates of NHS FNC; provide evidence and analysis of the main agency cost drivers for nursing care providers; and deliver a qualitative analysis of evidence to inform a view on best practice in agency usage across this sector.

Deadline for proposals: 10 October

Funding available: £100,000


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