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Request for Proposals: Ideas Fund Learning Partner

22.09.23 By Jill Cornforth

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We are pleased to share the following Request for Proposals, for a learning partner to support the next four years of The Ideas Fund.

The Ideas Fund is an inclusive, relational and community-centred local grants programme that invests in community organisations to lead collaborative projects with researchers that address problems relating to mental wellbeing. After launching in 2021 and investing in more than 70 partnerships between communities and researchers in 4 areas of the UK (Oldham, Highlands & Islands, Hull and North-West Northern Ireland), we are embarking on the next 4 years of our journey.

We’re looking for a learning partner that shares our values, that works collaboratively, that can build strong, trusting relationships and that can design and support a learning journey that is inclusive, relational and community-centred.

Full details of what we’re looking for, and the process for selecting a learning partner, can be found here. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 20th October 2023. Interested parties can also register for a briefing event here, which will take place on Monday 9th October 2023 at 11am and will include an opportunity to ask questions.

Submissions should be no more than 4 pages of A4 at minimum font size 11.

Any written queries should be sent to We will aim to respond within 5 working days.