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Charity Case Studies
Our client, Willowdene Rehabilitation, a social enterprise, commissioned us to prepare nine Selection Questionnaires so they could go on to bid for contracts supporting women with complex needs across West Mercia. For many, their chaotic lifestyles lead them to become involved in offending or puts them at risk of doing so, and our client offers services that help them recover from trauma and turn their lives around.
We worked closely with the client, interviewing their management team to identify the evidence to demonstrate their capability, experience, and capacity to deliver successful outcomes for the women, their children and families, and their communities. We also articulated the benefits of the client’s approach to wider society by breaking links with issues that lead people to commit crime.
All nine of these SQs were successful in passing to the next stage of the competition.
We have also supported the client to prepare a tender to the Ministry of Justice to provide residential support to women who need significant intervention to help address substance misuse. Again, we worked closely with the client’s team to understand, and then articulate, their approach and evidence to show it would deliver positive outcomes and benefits.
This was also a successful bid, and the client was awarded the contract.
We supported a small charity in Dover to submit two bids to the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, to advance its work with those with mental health issues living on the streets.
Our writer worked with the charity’s management team to understand their work, the challenges beneficiaries face, and how the charity’s proposed diversionary interventions would meet the Commissioner’s objectives to prevent people experiencing homelessness from becoming victims or perpetrators of crime.
Both bids were successful and the charity was able to advance its work in the town.
Freeva (Free from violence and abuse) is a charity working to reduce domestic violence, rape and sexual assault in Leicestershire. They empower and support victims of domestic and sexual violence/assault, and challenge abusive behaviours. They also support perpetrators who recognise the need to change their behaviour.
In 2022 we worked with Freeva on three tenders to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire, all of which were successful. We further strengthened our relationship with the charity in 2023, when we supported them across two coinciding bids: one to secure funding from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and another for the provision of a Whole Family Relationship Service on behalf of Leicestershire City Council (LCC). The LCC bid had an extremely tight turnaround, with just ten days to prepare it for submission.
Both bids were well received by the client and are currently under evaluation with the Buyer.
We worked with a charity based in the South West providing support to women who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and who are at risk of becoming offenders themselves.
We worked with the client to develop their proposal for the South West Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) to provide a combination of interventions to help the women desist from crime and to help them heal from trauma. For us, this meant interviewing subject matter experts, exploring their solution, and identifying evidence that supported their methodology. We also needed to evidence outcomes for the women and how the service would support the CRC to achieve its outcomes and offer value for money.
This was an urgent project, with a tight turnaround of 3 days to prepare the submission, and we worked flexibly with the client to fit around their schedules.
The tender was successful and our client was awarded the contract.