Bid Writing and Fundraising
Iain Kay and Jeffrey Warren have over 30 years’ experience of bid and tender writing and have secured multi-million pounds funding contracts through open and competitive tender and direct commissioning.
They also have experience of creating and commissioning supply chains to meet both commissioners' and funders' specifications.
Their experience covers sectors including Further Education, Higher Education, Welfare, Health, Children's' Centres, Transport, Charitable, Diversity, Utilities, Social Care and Criminal Justice.
They also bring experience in Bid Writing for the Police, the Ministry of Defence, Engineering and the Oil and Gas sectors.
Iain and Jeffrey have assisted organisations to develop growth plans and funding strategies building on skills, expertise, market knowledge and aspirations.
Both Iain and Jeffrey are also Bid Assessors under European Funding streams, trained to analyse and score bids and recommending for approval or rejection.
Riverside Consulting CIC is available to help groups target possible funding sources, identify exactly what types of funds are required and over what time frame, develop outline proposals, provide expert commentary on part-developed proposals, offer guidance on improving previous bids that have not been successful and carry out strategic reviews of fundraising strategies.
Work With Offenders
Iain Kayand Jeffrey Warren have been involved in the criminal justice system for over fifty years between them, working within the probation and prison sectors as specialist managers delivering careers guidance, education, training and diversionary activities and then working for partner agencies and most recently as specialist consultants.
Iain and Jeffrey are working currently with a consortium in the North East Region that is raising the ability of voluntary sector organisations to allow them to be part of possible supply chains for future Ministry of Justice contracts and for work that has traditionally been delivered by the public sector.
Their role is in progressing capacity building opportunities and developing an appropriate legal structure for ther consortium that will be robust within the bidding process.
See also our Regional Projects page.