Tender Opportunity - School Facilities

Sport England recently awarded funding to Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport to undertake a research project to understand the barriers that schools across the North of Tyne area face in opening their facilities.

The Active Partnerships of Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport are inviting organisations and individuals to undertake a research project to enable them to understand the barriers that schools across the North of Tyne area face in opening their facilities for community use outside of the school day. This work will also involve identifying and creating best practice case studies of those schools which do successfully open their facilities for community use - Lot 1. The project, via Lot 2, may go on to develop an action research project in this area of work.

Invitation to Quote

Sport England has recently awarded funding to Northumberland Sport and Tyne & Wear Sport to undertake a research project to understand the barriers that schools across the North of Tyne area face in opening their facilities for community use outside of the school day. To also identify schools who have successfully opened their facilities to the community and identify their success factors, as well as link schools and providers together to maximise the use of facilities across the local area.

The ultimate aim of this project is to support schools and local providers to develop business solutions to open up more school facilities to serve the needs of local communities more effectively. This connects to the wider cross government School Sport & Activity Action Plan published in July 2019 by the Department for Education, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Department for Health & Social Care.

This school facilities project forms part of a wider element of work being undertaken by the Active Partnership to tackle physical inactivity levels across the footprint of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

Any questions relating to this Invitation to quote should be directed to:

Claire Lee: claire.lee@tynewearsport.org  0191 497 2326, or

Gail Ballance: gail.ballance@northumberlandsport.co.uk 07966 324 405