We’re looking for a bid writer – DEADLINE 26 October, 5pm

We are tendering to contract with a bid writer for up to £10,000 to develop, design and write our stage 2 bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund/Arts Council England for their Great Place Scheme, if we get through stage 1. We’ll know the latter w/c 31 October and, due to the short timescale between then and the deadline to submit the stage 2 bid (12 January), we want to contract with an experienced and skilful bid writer to lead on developing, designing and providing content for a winning bid.

Our bid seeks to bring together cultural organisations (heritage, historic and the arts) with those from health, education, and voluntary and community sectors to engage with people from some of the most disadvantaged communities in Newcastle and Gateshead and co-design an inclusive programme that enhances cultural participation, social cohesion and health and well-being. develop a sustainable funding model built around cultural assets as ‘well-being hubs’ – funding providers of services to deliver good mental and physical health, and social connectivity.

You can download a copy of our Invitation to Tender here and a copy of the guidance for the Great Place Scheme from www.greatplacescheme.org.uk