Invitation to Tender Opportunity

Heads On are seeking a consultant to conduct a final evaluation of the Sussex NHS Charities Stage 2 Community Partnership Grant, funded through the NHS Charities Together (NHSCT) stage 2 Community Partnerships Grant Programme.

Overview of tender

Heads On, the charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is lead charity for the Sussex allocation, and has overall responsibility for distributing the funding.

NHSCT is the national membership body for NHS charities. Their Covid-19 emergency fundraising appeal has raised over £130 million and the Stage 2, £30million, disbursement of this money to NHS member charities opened in September 2020 in the form of Community Partnership Grants.

£750,000 was available for Sussex, to achieve the fund's national aims to support the wider NHS and voluntary community dealing with Covid-19.

The purpose of this end of project evaluation is to establish to what extent the project has successfully achieved the overall aims of the grant, in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

To view the full Invitation to Tender, please click here.


The evaluation will be conducted by an external consultant, or evaluation team. The consultant/s or firm will have demonstrated competence in having undertaken similar work before, including experience in programme design and management, planning, monitoring and evaluation.

The lead evaluator will have as a minimum the following core competencies; experience of working in the health and social care sector, projects/programme analysis, report writing, oral presentation skills. Extensive experience in conducting medium scale evaluations.

This is not an exhaustive list of requirements, please read the complete invitation to tender document below for further details.

Administrative support

The consultant should submit to Heads On an Expression of Interest indicating their daily rates for the assignment. Heads On will assess Expression of Interests submitted according to standardised quality assessment criteria, as well as on the basis of their competitiveness and value for money in line with the budget available for this evaluation.

How to Apply

To express your interest in this work please complete the  Expression of Interest form. Completed Expressions of Interest should be sent to by 5pm 10th January 2022

A maximum budget of £25,000 is available for this work.


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