Expressions of interest invited for Better Start Bradford projects

Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to help us deliver sustained change within the community through building a shared understanding, ownership of and participation in the work needed to help and support young children and their families. Through sustained work we hope to ensure that the neighbourhoods in which families live provide a safe, positive environment in which they and their children can thrive.

Better Start Bradford has worked collaboratively with our voluntary and community sector partners to co-produce a neighbourhood model where community outreach staff are managed by a number of community organisations using a hub and spoke model of delivery.

The number of organisations required is not fixed but will be selected according to the range of specialist expertise and geographical coverage available.

We are looking for organisations who can demonstrate how they could:

  • Enable the delivery of information and key messages in creative ways to ensure more families are able to find out about our projects.
  • Help families to feedback and influence how we deliver our projects
  • Develop a shared understanding of key messages across neighbourhoods
  • Enable greater take up of and engagement in our projects.

Within the Better Start Bradford area there is a wide diversity of communities and we therefore recognise that it is unlikely that all organisations rooted within their communities will have the range of expertise or geographical spread to cover our whole programme area either in terms of geography or diversity. We are therefore particularly interested to hear from organisations that can tell us about how they could collaborate and work with others to broaden our reach.

Please refer to the guidance document attached for further details regarding how we will score and assess applications.

Contract period                                 3 years with potential to extend to 5 years

Total funding available   In the Region of 175,000  per year to cover all applications.


Closing date for EOIs:                                                   18 April 2019

Expression Of Interest Evaluation and Scoring     29 April to 10 May

Shortlisted organisations invited to Interview        13 May to 31 May

Contract start (set-up)                                                   01 July 2019

Delivery start                                                                 01 October 2019

If you have any further queries please email

Please return completed EOIs (by email) to:

Programme Administrator – Better Start Bradford

Forms available here:

Expressions of Interest Form

Expressions of Interest Guidance

Logic Model Neighbourhoods

Queries received up to 20/02/19: Neighbourhood Project – Queries to 20.02.19