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Invitation to tender: evaluation of Moving on Up initiative

Author: Trust for London

Moving on Up (MoU) is an initiative to improve employment outcomes for young black men in London. We are now seeking a partner to deliver an evaluation of the collective impact strand of the initiative's second phase.

MoU phase one took place from 2015 to 2017 and was evaluated by The Social Innovation Partnership. Their evaluation can be found here. MoU Phase Two is taking place from 2017 to 2021 and will build on lessons learned in Phase One, which pointed to a need for a stronger engagement with employers and improved local co-ordination.

MoU Phase Two comprises three strands of activity:

  1. Collective impact model
  2. Employer engagement
  3. Research and strategic communications

This invitation to tender is for an evaluation of Strand 1: the collective impact model.

MoU is testing a collective impact model for improving employment outcomes for young black men in the boroughs of Brent and Newham.

The collective impact approach involves bringing together key local stakeholders to agree and implement an action plan, coordinating activities to ultimately improve employment outcomes for young black men in each borough.

The two collective impact partnerships are led by Brent Council and Newham Council. Partners within the collective impact partnerships include Job Centre Plus, universities, colleges, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. 

The intended outcomes from the collective impact strand are:

  • A clearly defined and tested model for mobilising existing resources within local areas to provide targeted support to population groups which are struggling to get into good quality jobs and careers
  • An increase in the number of young black men moving into quality jobs as measured against an appropriate baseline or comparator

The evaluation is required to address the following primary question:

  • Does the collective impact approach improve employment outcomes for young black men?

A secondary question of interest is:

  • Could the collective impact approach be applied to other target groups and in any geographic location?

Full details of the expected outcomes and criteria for this evaluation can be found in the invitation to tender document at the bottom of this page.

Deadline for proposals is Tuesday 18th June 2019.

The indicative budget for this work is up to £40,000 (including VAT). 

Full details can be found in the invitation to tender document below.

Please direct any queries to Hilary Cornish: hcornish@trustforlondon.org.uk.

Moving on Up: invitation to tender