Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is inviting tenders from interested parties for an in-depth study of the role and value of small and medium-sized charities.

As part of its 2014-2018 strategy, the Foundation aims to actively champion the role and impact of small and medium-sized charities tackling disadvantage in their local community. The Foundation is commissioning a suite of complementary research projects in 2015 and 2016 in the hope that it will generate robust and actionable evidence of both the strengths and needs of small and medium-sized charities at a critical point for the sector.

Drawing on the findings of its research programme to date, the Foundation now looks to commission an independent research provider to undertake a substantial original research project.

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Details for interested parties

A number of enquiries on this brief from interested bidders were submitted. The Foundation’s responses to these enquiries can be downloaded here.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 23 September 2016. Please submit your proposal as either a Word or PDF document, also via email to avanvliet@lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk

Initial evaluation of bids will take place in the week commencing 26 September 2016. Following shortlisting, a clarification meeting with presentations from bidders will take place on Wednesday 12 October 2016. We will notify all bidders of the outcome during the week commencing 17 October 2016.