Invitation to Tender:
Youth work evaluation tender
OnSide’s vision is to give all young people somewhere safe and inspiring to go in their leisure time. We provide quality, safe and affordable facilities – Youth Zones – that allow young people to spend their leisure time engaging in fun but productive activities, supported by positive adult role models, which improve their life chances, choices and opportunities.
Our established Youth Zones currently serves 30,000 members and receive over 350,000 visits per annum across the network. We are on track to reach 20 Youth Zones by 2020, the first step towards achieving our goal of 100 in the next generation. Our first three London Youth Zones open in 2019 making OnSide a truly national charity.
As the network of Youth Zones grows, it is becoming more and more important for us to be able to quantify and articulate the impact of the Youth Zone network. Independently verified information is now required to present to stakeholders at a national level; the primary audiences being Government and local authorities. Secondarily, we aim to generate interest and support from private sector patrons and similar stakeholders in order to expand the Youth Zone network into new areas of the UK.
Building on previous evaluation exercises, OnSide is inviting invitation to tenders as we require an evaluation to be undertaken to demonstrate the impact of the Youth Zone network on the Youth Zone members. To enable quality analysis and learning we are looking for a deep dive evaluation into two Youth Zones, Wigan and Mahdlo (Oldham), with analysis of some outcomes across the OnSide Youth Zones to explore the consistency of effect.
Closing date for receipt of invitation to tender: 5.00pm, Wednesday 31st January 2018
Project commencement: w/c 26th February 2018
Final report due: Friday 14th September 2018