To support the delivery of our engagement and experience work, NHS Airedale, Wharfedale & Craven, NHS Bradford Districts and NHS Bradford City CCGs are looking for partnership bids from local organisations that have experience in delivering successful community development and engagement services.

Good engagement is critical in making our plans for the future a success – including new models of care, the Five Year Forward View and our Sustainability and Transformation Plan. Specifically, an integral part of our STP is supporting service development through patient experience, engagement and empowerment.

We are looking for a collaborative partnership to deliver our involvement, engagement and patient experience support function. To deliver on our plans, a broad mix of engagement activities and approaches is needed to ensure the effective involvement of people across our community.

To apply, please refer to the grant proposal document and the application form.

The closing date for applications is midday, Friday 3 March 2017. 

We have received some questions about this process. If you have any questions you would like to raise, please email: sasha.bhat@bradford.nhs.uk

Your Questions Answered

1. Is the intended investment into this provision £175,000 per year for three years or is it £175K for the full three years?

The investment for the service is at £175,000 per year over a possible three years.

2. Is this opportunity open to practices?

We welcome applications from a range of organisations from the voluntary and community sector including charities and social enterprises and from health organisations such as federations and GP practice groups. We are looking for a collaborative partnership to deliver excellent engagement for the CCGs with the people of Bradford district and Craven.

3. Do we need to apply as a collaborative partnership? Does this need to be formal?

Yes, applications need to be on behalf of a collaborative partnership. This does not need to be formal and one organisation can nominate themselves as the lead applicant. We will expect to see a detailed description of how each partner contributes and adds value to the partnership.

Any single applications will not qualify to be evaluated.

4. With regards to the small grants – is that to set up a small grant scheme, and if so where do the funds come from.  Or is for us to sign post people into current funding pots e.g. community chest.

The Small Grants aspect of the service will be to manage and deliver a process of small grants for services or projects. The specifications of the grants will be set by a CCG programme board or clinical board and funding identified as part of that work-stream. The “Community Chest” grants are an example where our Primary Care Quality committee identify an annual funding pot that is made available for PPGs and practices working together with the VCS to apply for. Going forward, we would expect the successful applicant to support and manage this process. Sign-posting to current funding pots is not expected as part of this service.

5. Is a scoring template available for the bid, e.g. we would like to see how are the questions weighted?

Each question on the application is scored. Please see the scorecard template available here.

6. Can you clarify if the engagement is for community engagement or for CCG engagement?

We are seeking a provider to deliver our engagement including our statutory engagement as described in the brief.